EMCOR UK wins British Safety Council International Safety Awards 


EMCOR UK is proud to announce that it has won three International Safety Awards at the British Safety Council International Safety Awards 2022 for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health through their work. EMCOR UK was jointly named Best in Country Winner for the UK; crowned overall Sector Winner - construction and property activities - and winner of the Chief Adjudicator’s Award. 

EMCOR UK is one of 16 truly elite organisations to be awarded Best in Country winners and one of 11 to be awarded overall Sector winner in the International Safety Awards 2022, in recognition of its commitment to keeping workers and workplaces healthy and safe during 2021. As winner of the Chief Adjudicator’s Award, EMCOR UK is one of very few to become a special overall award winner in the International Safety Awards 2022. 

Now in their 64th year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year. The awards also recognise organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work.  

Keith Chanter, CEO at EMCOR UK, said: “We are thrilled to have won three such prestigious awards - to be crowned Country and Sector winners and to be awarded the Chief Adjudicator’s Award is an outstanding achievement. Our purpose is to create a better world at work and a fundamental part of this is to create working environments that are safe.”

Jonathan Gawthrop, executive director, wellbeing sustainability & assurance at EMCOR UK, said: “To win three International Safety Awards is exceptional and reflects the hard work and commitment of our colleagues to maintain the highest standards of health and safety. We are so proud of all our colleagues who have helped to achieve this incredible success.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated EMCOR UK on their success: “The British Safety Council commends EMCOR UK on their achievement. The awards are in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.  All the winners have gone above and beyond in dedicating additional time, resources and commitment to ensuring their work, teams and workplaces remained healthy and safe during 2021.” 

“It is our vision at the British Safety Council that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. By sharing the achievements of the winners of these awards, we can inspire other employers everywhere to follow their lead and give workers’ health, safety and wellbeing the priority it rightly deserves.” 

In 2022, 549 organisations of all sizes and sectors won British Safety Council’s acclaimed ISA awards, from 647 entries. They came from as far as Africa, Asia, India, mainland Europe and the Middle East. 135 applicants achieved a distinction, 204 achieved a merit and 210 achieved a pass.