FOUR businesses have been recognised for their dedication to health and safety.
They were honoured with merits at the International Safety Awards from the British Safety Council for protecting employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.
The awards were handed out to Hughes and Salvidge, Mountjoy Building and Maintenance and BAE Systems Maritime Services, all in Portsmouth, and Barhale Trant Utilities, in Havant.
This year, 514 organisations of all sizes and sectors from around the world won an International Safety Award – and 29 organisations were awarded a distinction.
Neal Stone, acting chief executive of the British Safety Council, said: ‘These awards shine a light on businesses taking sensible and effective steps to protect employees from the risks of work-related injury and ill health.’