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Orbit scoops International Safety Award

Leading housing association, Orbit, has been awarded a prestigious Merit for its commitment to customer and property safety by the British Safety Council in its globally recognised International Safety Awards.

The awards celebrate organisations from around the world which have shown a true dedication to keeping their customers and workers healthy, safe and well. 

Neil Yeomans, Head of Property Safety at Orbit, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and one which we’re extremely proud of. The International Safety Awards recognise organisations that have achieved the highest standards in health and safety from around the world. Receiving this is testament to the hard work and effort that our people consistently deliver in order to keep our customers, colleagues, members of the public and our business partners safe.”

Highlights from the last year included Orbit adopting the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Safer by design framework for all future new-build homes, maintaining BS9997 (Fire Safety Management) accreditation, effectively implementing control measures related to the management of COVID 19, and the launch of Orbit’s very own Health and Safety Excellence Awards.

Neil continues: “Health and Safety is our number one priority. This recognition reflects the fantastic work which is taking place across Orbit and importance of our health and safety culture, and I’d like to thank everyone at Orbit for playing their part in achieving this.”

Now in their 64th year, the International Safety Awards recognise an organisation’s commitment to excellent standards of health, safety and wellbeing management, and span all sectors including construction, manufacturing, utilities, health, education, leisure and retail. Winners for the awards were drawn from 39 countries worldwide. 135 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 204 a Merit, and 210 achieved a Pass.