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Orion Wins Sword of Honour


Scotland’s number 1 manpower provider is celebrating award success this month after winning a coveted British Safety Council Sword of Honour.

Recognised as a global leader in providing key staff to the engineering industry, Orion Group is one of only a handful of Scottish based International companies to walk away with an award.

The winning Orion Group team – operating from the company’s Head Office in Inverness - received the Sword of Honour accolade after British Safety Council independent adjudicators recognised the organisation’s exemplary efforts in implementing health and safety management in the workplace together with their health and safety strategy and vision for the future.

Andy Christie, business management systems director at Orion Group is thrilled to have the company’s efforts recognised at such a high profile industry celebration. He adds: “This award is widely considered as the pinnacle of health and safety achievement recognising recipients as the best of the best in terms of their commitment and dedication to Health and Safety.”

“Good health and safety management is core to any business, especially one like ours where people are our business; an award like this one shows that we practice what we preach.”

“We have set the benchmark for good health and safety practice among our staff and contractors these are the people who deserve to be celebrated - so a huge thank you to everyone involved.”

The British Safety Council is a charity and one of world’s leading advocates of workplace health and safety operating in more than 50 countries with over 8,000 corporate members. In addition to presenting awards to deserving organisations, the Council offers a range of internationally validated audits and qualifications to members with the goal of helping companies raise their health and safety standards.

Alan Savage, chairman of Orion Group said: “Having worked in the engineering industry for over 35 years’, I have watched health and safety management evolve into a fundamental business activity; it’s something that we simply could not be without now.

“I am pleased that our efforts to maintain and improve health and safety standards are being celebrated at this level. It just goes to show that hard work really does pay off in the end. Congratulations to the team for getting us here, and I look forward to celebrating with all the winners at the awards in November.”

Widely considered as the epitome of good practice, the British Safety Council awards scheme - now in its 32nd year - saw 59 winners over two categories.

Hailing from a variety of sectors including construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, food and drink and health services, all winners will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Goldsmith’s Hall in London Friday 25 November, where they will receive a key note speech by John Armitt CBE, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

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