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GardaWorld wins International Safety Award

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GardaWorld's International Protective Services business has won an International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2014 calendar year.

Now in their 57th year, the International Safety Awards seek to celebrate and promote the success of the winning organizations and their employees in maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all. They are open to businesses, public and third sector bodies of all sizes and sectors. The 2015 award winners have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health.

“Everyone at GardaWorld International Protective Services has worked very hard to achieve this important milestone. We ensure that the culture and delivery of safety and compliance are integral to the daily performance of our services in many of the world’s most challenging environments, and this award validates the individuals within our workforce’s steadfast commitment to this effort”, said Oliver Westmacott, GardaWorld International Protective Services President and Chief Operating Officer.

“On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate GardaWorld International Protective Services and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award with merit for 2015,” said Neal Stone, acting Chief Executive of the British Safety Council. “All of those working at GardaWorld International Protective Services have made this award possible, which recognizes their commitment to preventing injury and ill health in the workplace.

More than 500 organizations won an International Safety Award for 2015, and the winning organizations span all sectors and range from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the West Indies.


“It was also apparent that these winning organizations overall recognize the value that proportionate and sensible management of occupational health and safety risks brings to the organization, its people and society,” added Mr. Stone.

The International Labour Organization estimates that every year over 2.3 million people globally are senselessly killed due to workplace injury and work-related ill health and an estimated 4% of global GDP is lost due to health and safety failure. Awards have an important role to play in shining a light on those employers who are taking sensible and effective steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their workers, celebrating their efforts and encouraging other businesses everywhere.

“The International Safety Awards rightly reflects the importance of aiming for good standards of health and safety at work. GardaWorld International Protective Services should rightly be proud of its achievement. Our congratulations,” continued Mr. Stone.

The list of International Safety Award winners for 2015 is at:

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