Magherafelt firm Henry Bros wins worldwide safety award

Henry director David Wallace receiving his MBE.
Henry director David Wallace receiving his MBE.

A Magherafelt-based company has won an international safety award in recognition of its efforts to make sure nobody is injured or made ill at work.

Henry Brothers Ltd joined the British Safety Council three years ago and this year for the first time, submitted an application for their International Safety Award.

The award was open to all industries and organisations worldwide and for a local company to win is highly significant.

The aim of the awards is to help benchmark a company’s health and safety performance as well as demonstrating their commitment to high health and safety standards.

This year, a total of 550 organisations from across all industries submitted applications for an award.

Submissions were marked by five independent adjudicators who were Chartered members of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) which is one of the professional bodies for health and safety advisors.

Companies could be assessed as a stand alone company or larger organisations could have a specific complex or large site assessed.

Henry Brothers had submitted its application based on the company’s health and safety management arrangements.

Henry Brothers Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Director, David Wallace received an MBE from the Queen at an Investiture held at Buckingham Palace.

Mr Wallace received the award for services to health and safety in Northern Ireland in the birthday honours in June last year.

Henry Brothers has been to the fore in promoting and raising safety standards and the award is recognition of its endeavours.