In collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health have decided to host the Innovation in Safety- Small Business Award, to recognize those firms who have come up with innovative ways to create a safer work environment for their workers.
This year they are all set to instigate the employers and Government to make strategies and policies to prevent injuries and ill health at work while saving money. The competition is based on Life Savings campaign.
The president of IOSH, Steve Granger, mentioned that these awards are to help those firms get a wider recognition for their work in health and safety concepts, from which they benefit from financially as well. It is promote a healthier and safer work environment.
By appreciating their work and rewarding them for the same, they wish to wake up and encourage those firms that have turned a blind eye towards such measures. It also aims to create awareness and guide them by showing them a way to come up with better and effective methods.
The winner of the first event was Anthony Tetlow; he was appreciated for his application for the Apple products like iPhone, iPad and iTouch, which simplified the health and safety for those working in the hairdressing salon.
The winner would be a receiver of a cash prize of £1,000 and a free pass for the exhibition and a conference held by IOSH, which would help them improve their work on health and safety.