Safety Groups UK

2023 Winners

Innovation Awards

Overall winner and winner of the Lord Cullen Trophy

Operational Compliance Systems Ltd for their entry: “Revolutionary Health and Safety app ‘Under Construction’”.

The judges acknowledged that this was a response to a need to help SMEs in the construction industry to be more efficient and effective in managing health and safety.  Their entry showed innovation throughout and will have a lasting legacy.

Winner of the Alan Porter Rose Bowl (Awarded to the Winning Company's Safety Group)

Birmingham Health, Safety & Environment Association.

2nd Place and winner of the Stevenson Shield

Adman Civil Projects Ltd for their entry: “Amalgamation Industry Emergency Rescue Team procedure knowledge”.

The judges acknowledged that this was an innovative practical response to a real health and safety issue.  The idea to take the many components of knowledge related to emergency response to an enhanced level and make it suitable for a variety of industries was very commendable. 

Development Through Education Awards

Joint overall winner and winner of the Scottish Chamber of Safety Silver Punch Bowl

Adman Civil Projects Ltd for their entry: “Commitment to Inclusive Holistic Education/Skills in Emergency Rescue.”

One of the stand-out parts of the entry was that they developed the educational process for emergency response as a part of their philosophy of caring about all the people who work for their organisation and the wider community. The judges loved that they took an inclusive approach to the development of the education process, involving workers and others in the creation of practical and effective learning. 


IOSH Fire Risk Management Group for their entry: “Back-to-Basics Fire Safety Webinar Series.”

They achieved an amazing amount using your volunteer network, making it freely available to the health and safety community, which was outstanding.  The judges were particularly impressed with the extensive reach their webinars achieved but also praised the comprehensive ebooks you created to support the webinar presentations.  The judges recognised that the global impact this will have on fire safety is immeasurable.

Special Projects Awards

Overall winner of the SGUK Special Projects Award

WISHNI for their entry: “Raising health and safety standards and awareness in the waste and resource management sector”.

This is a prestigious award and is determined from all the entries we receive in our awards.  The judges were very impressed with WISHNI’s overall approach to raising standards and awareness.  They also commended the collaboration work WISHNI is engaged in, including the student ambassador awards.

SGUK Excellence Awards (incorporating the Alan Butler Award)

Overall winner, The Alan Butler Award

Kent Health and Safety Group

Gold Award Winners

  • Kent Health and Safety Group
  • South and West Wales Safety Group

Silver Award Winners

  • Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association
  • Herefordshire Health and Safety Group
  • North Lincs Health and Safety Group
  • South Cumbria Occupational Health and Safety Group

Bronze Award Winners

  • There were no bronze award winners this year. 

SGUK Outstanding Service Award (incorporating the Maurice Adamson Award)

Posthumously, George Allcock of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association

The 2023 Awards Ceremony will take place on the 21st of September 2023 at IOSH Leicester.