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Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association
Established 1930
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The Alan Butler Awards for Excellence

The Alan Butler Awards for Excellence, which have now been running for over ten years, play an important role in recognising, celebrating and communicating the work of health and safety groups.

The awards are presented to the winning groups at a reception in the House of Lords. Pictures here

The objectives of the awards are:

  • to recognise the high standards of work achieved by groups
  • to encourage all groups to set and achieve high standards
  • to use the winning entries as an example of good standards
  • to increase awareness of the Safety Groups
More information about the awards here.

Alan Butler
Alan Butler represented the Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association on the National Health and Safety Groups Council from July 1985. He served as a Vice Chairman of the Council from October 1991 to October 1993 and served as Chairman of the Council from October 1993 until his untimely death on 17 August 1995.

One of his ideas was to encourage high standards of work in individual Groups and to recognise this by publicising their achievements across the Groups movement. His successor as Chairman, Roly Buss MBE, proposed that it would be fitting to rename the Awards Competition, which Alan had established in 1995, as the Alan Butler Awards and this was approved by Council at its meeting on 25 January 1996.

BHSEA has won a number of Gold Awards and in 2015 the overall award.
The submission may be of interest to other groups and is available here    Entry Form    Submission


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