The 'Innovation in safety - small business award' is a new competition from the
British IOSH and the HSE to find new ideas to improve health and safety in
small businesses. The entrant with the best new idea will win £1,000 and a free
two-day pass to the IOSH 11 Conference and Exhibition, the largest health and
safety conference in the UK.
This competition is an excellent platform to showcase what you've done and get
industry wide recognition. If you win, you'll be promoted on the IOSH and HSE
websites, in SHP magazine and Connect, IOSH's e-bulletin, and the IOSH channel
on YouTube. The winner will be announced on 1 March 2011 and formally presented
with their award on 15 March 2011 at the IOSH 11 Conference and Exhibition in
There are around 4.8 million small businesses in the UK, but small doesn't
necessarily mean safe. Ninety-four per cent of agricultural jobs are in
businesses with fewer than 50 workers, yet this sector has one of the highest
rates of deaths and serious injury in the country. And the death rate for the
self employed is more than double that of those employed by an organisation. To
cut accidents and ill health, this is clearly an important sector to reach.
We've launched this competition to find new ideas to help small businesses keep
their employees safe and healthy at work - without stopping the day job.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health