Fusion achieves International Safety Award

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Salvesen Insulated Frames Ltd, trading as offsite light steel superstructure manufacturer Fusion Building Systems, has been awarded an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council for protecting its employees from risk of injury and ill health at work.

Fusion won the Award based on its application which demonstrated how the Company has progressed with its standards of health, safety and welfare management. It was one of over 500 businesses recognised for their commitment to workplace healthy and safe during the 2019 – 20 calendar year.

Now in their 62nd 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. The Awards also recognise organisations which have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work.

Fusion Building Systems became a Member of the British Safety Council in 2018 as it put into practice its it laid its plans for achieving industry-leading health and safety standards and performance levels, and to set a benchmark for the offsite construction sector as a whole.

As a Member, Fusion is able to access the latest health and safety information, stay up to date on all legislative changes and utilise the training resources made available for employees, with the aim of achieving a positive and proactive health and safety culture right across the business.

David Bayliss, Fusion Health & Safety Manager, said: “We entered these Awards because we wanted confirmation that our standards of health and safety in the workplace were commendable. Robust health and safety procedures are important for any business, but in construction, the risks could be considered more severe – which is why independent recognition is so important. We’re extremely pleased to have won this Award and will waste no time in telling those we work with of our achievement.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: “The British Safety Council comments Salvesen Insulated Frames (TA Fusion Building Systems) on their achievement. The Award is recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.

“The vision of the British Safety Council is that no one should be injured or made ill through work, anywhere in the world. Realising it requires more than legislation, people committed to health and safety, and increasingly also to workplace wellbeing, make it a reality and inspire others to create workplaces that are  key force for good.”

Fusion’s health and safety record over the past nine years is significantly better than average for the manufacturing facility and is industry-leading on-site. The Company also holds accreditations with CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme), BOPAS (Build Offsite Property Insurance Scheme), ISO9001, ISO14001, and is a member of industry bodies including the SCI (Steel Construction Institute).