Phoenix Natural Gas, Northern Irelandís largest gas distribution company, 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 2016 calendar year.
Phoenix Natural Gas is one of 300 organisations worldwide, and one of the few in Northern Ireland, to win a Merit in the 2017 International Safety Awards and puts Phoenix Natural Gas on the world stage along with other reputable brands such as Aston Martin and GlaxoSmithKline.
The accolade is the second safety award for the company this year, having also picked up a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council for demonstrating excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work in December 2016. The company was one of only 64 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, accepting the award for the third time.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated the local natural gas company on their success, “The British Safety Council commends Phoenix Natural Gas on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.
“Sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks at work brings lasting benefits for workers, their families, businesses and society as a whole. By celebrating and sharing the achievements of the winners of the International Safety Awards, we encourage businesses all over the world to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business. Our warmest congratulations!”
Now in their 59th 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.
Chantal Hemphill, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager at Phoenix Natural Gas said, “Phoenix Natural Gas is delighted to receive a Merit award from the British Safety Council which represents a significant achievement in the world of health and safety management.”
“The award is testament to our continued commitment as a company to uphold the very highest standards in health and safety and we are delighted that our work in this area has once again been recognised with the highest accolade”, added Chantal.
Phoenix Natural Gas will receive a Merit certificate at the awards ceremony, taking place at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 5th May 2017.