Awarding excellence

20 November 2023

The prestigious BSIF Safety Awards, renowned for recognising excellence within the safety industry, excellence in customer service, product innovation and with the key goal of improving occupational safety and health within the UK were announced as part of the Safety & Health Awards event on 26 April 2023. The event was held at the Vox, NEC and hosted by Tess Daly.

The companies that entered our awards recognise that through their hard work and innovative thinking we can collectively continue to keep people at work safe.

The four categories of the BSIF Awards are Product Innovation – PPE Category, Product Innovation – Safety Products Category (Non PPE) Safety Solution and Service Excellence 

Product Innovation: An award for products that are new and innovative and will contribute to improvements in occupational safety & health within the UK. The BSIF Product Innovation Award was judged using live presentations of the products to the judges. The presenters gave a detailed explanation of their products and highlighted the innovation that was encapsulated. The judges then asked questions to determine the winners. Two separate judging days were held to choose the winners of both the PPE Category and the Safety Product (Non PPE) Category.

The judging panel consisted of highly respected and well-known figures from the health & safety arena, with a broad range of professional expertise. 

Safety Solutions: Based upon case studies submitted by members, these awards recognise major improvements in occupational safety as a result of a supplier/customer project created in 2022/2023. The award looks to highlight how a supplier has helped to improve Safety & Health in one of their customers workplaces, benefitting not only the customers employees but the business as a whole.

Service Excellence: An award for companies in the safety field offering exceptional and innovative service solutions. Voted for by the entrants’ own customers who respond to questionnaires focusing on their supplier’s service. The award is highly valued by entrants due to it being voted for by their customers, enabling the entrants to receive feedback on the service they have delivered over the previous 12 months.

The winners of the four award categories are listed below:

Winner – Rezon - Halos®

Highly Commended - Ansell - Inteliforz Motion Series

Highly Commended - 3M - Sala Exofit XE Harness

Commended – Haix - Connexis Safety Boot

Commended - Polyco Healthline - Armorguard – The Bear

Product Innovation – Safety Product Category (Non PPE)

Winner - Alert Technology – Alert Pro Connected

Highly Commended - Protex AI

Commended - FEIN – Protago high-safety angle grinder

Customer Service Award

Harrisons of Hull - Winner

Uvex – Highly Commended

Gauged Solutions – Highly Commended

Lee Brothers - Commended

Red Wing UK - Commended

Safety Solution Award

Winner – Protex AI - Helping a retail giant to reduce incidents by up to 80%

Highly Commended - Lyreco - Delivering health, safety and sustainability goals through supply consolidation

Commended - Arco Professional Safety Services– Implementation of Respiratory Management Program.