SCA Packaging New Hythe wins Top Safety Award

New Hythe has scooped a prestigious safety award from one of the world’s leading training and advisory bodies. Prime Minister Tony Blair congratulates awarded organisations.

Following gruelling tests by a strict independent adjudicating panel, SCA Packaging New Hythe was given the esteemed International Safety Award by the British Safety Council.

Only companies with below average accident rates are eligible to apply and winners must also have good safety policies, plans and commitment to health and safety at the highest level. They must detail their health and safety officers’ qualifications and provide information about significant advances they have made in health and safety for the year.

Mr David Ballard, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, says: “Now in our fiftieth year, we have led the way in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice in society. In the 21st century, many organisations worldwide are now making health and safety a top priority. Through achieving an International Safety Award, SCA Packaging New Hythe is helping to make our vision of a safe working environment a reality.”

Prime Minister Tony Blair added his support: “I offer my congratulations to all of the organisations being presented with an award by the British Safety Council. These awards recognise the critical success they have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters. This event gives me the opportunity to publicly recognise the important contribution that the British Safety Council makes in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice. The Government would like to place on record its appreciation of the support given by the Council in raising awareness of the benefits of effective health, safety and environmental management. The challenge facing us is enormous. By continuing to work together in partnership with you, other stakeholders, employers and employees we will make considerable strides towards achieving our goal for health and safety including the reduction in the burden in employers and employees and cutting the 40 million working days currently lost each year through work-related ill health and injury.”