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Preventing Falls with Pink Walls wins an International Safety Award

Cowry Consulting and Overbury have won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of their commitment to keeping workers and the workplace healthy and safe during the 2018 calendar year at the Shell Centre Tower site.

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Now in their 61st 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 during the previous calendar year.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Overbury and Cowry Consulting on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2019 with Merit for the Shell site: “The British Safety Council commends Overbury and Cowry Consulting on their achievement at Shell Centre Tower. The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.

"The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health." - Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council

“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 a key force for good."

Cowry helped Overbury to reduce unsafe behaviours by up to 93% in just 12 weeks, using behavioural economics principles such as loss aversion, priming and the endowment effect. Preventing Falls with Pink Walls, as the initiative has come to be known, has previously been awarded the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year award at the Association for Project Safety’s National CDM Awards 2018.

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