Winners announced at health and safety 'Oscars'
Good health and safety practice often goes un-noticed, so it’s only right that the safety and health practitioners who have excelled at protecting people from injury or ill health were recognised earlier this month at an awards ceremony held by Safety and Health Practitioner (SHP) magazine and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Comedian Seann Walsh of the BBC’s Mock the Week acted as master of ceremonies at the sixth annual SHP IOSH awards, with SHP’s editor Tina Weadick presenting the awards alongside him.
The evening began with speeches from IOSH President Elect Gerard Hand and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) chair Judith Hackitt, who urged the audience to build on the positive attitude demonstrated in the building of the London 2012 Olympic Park, which was completed without a single workplace fatality.
The winner of the IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award was Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor CBE, whose ground-breaking research on the occupational and environmental causes of lung disease has influenced much of the preventative work now taking place in that area of occupational safety and health.
The ZT Safety Harness was nominated in the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category, however, we were pipped to the post, - will try harder next year.