Clearview National February 2018 - Issue 195 - Page 26

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS International Safety Awards 2018 are launched British Safety Council launches International Safety Awards 2018 with two new award categories – for employee wellbeing and health & safety innovation. » » THE BRITISH SAFETY Council’s International Safety Awards are an internationally recognised accolade for safety excellence. The Awards, in their 60th year in 2018, celebrate organisations that go the extra mile to keep their workers and workplaces healthy and safe. The International Safety Awards 2018 will recognise and reward organisations which have demonstrated a true commitment to achieving high standards of health and safety during the 2017 calendar year. New Awards: Employee Wellbeing Initiative and Health and Safety Innovation Awards For the first time, organisations can apply for two new awards which are designed to recognise and celebrate employee wellbeing initiatives and occupational health and safety innovations implemented by organisations across the world. ‘The closing date for applications for the awards is Monday 5 February’ The Employee Wellbeing Initiative Award will recognise and reward organisations that have implemented initiatives that promote and demonstrate a proactive and effective approach to improving worker wellbeing. The British Safety Council is again running two awards to recognise individual employees who have gone beyond the call of duty to help ensure the health and safety of their colleagues. The Health and Safety Champion of the Year Award – for non-health and safety personnel aged 24 or over – and the Young Health and Safety Champion of the Year Award – for non-health and safety personnel aged under 24 – allow organisations to nominate individual employees who have given their time to improve health, safety and wellbeing at work. This year, for the first time, any organisation can enter its employees for the Champion Awards – whether the business is applying for an International Safety Award. All the winners of the awards will be invited to celebrate their success at the spectacular 60th International Safety Awards Gala Dinner which will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 27 April 2018. The closing date for applications for the awards is Monday 5 February 2018 and the results will be announced on Friday 9 March 2018. www.britsafe.org/isa2018 EASTERN EXPEDITION BRINGS INTERNATIONAL INTEREST Warm edge experts Edgetech have returned from China’s biggest glazing expo with over a hundred promising leads. » » HELD AT SHANGHAI’S NEW CHINA International Exhibition Centre in early November, FENESTRATION BAU China drew 100,000 visitors from across mainland China, East Asia and the world to see 635 firms showcase their wares. The Chinese construction sector has seen phenomenal growth over the past decade - and while new-build is beginning to slow, domestic and commercial refurbishment is still in huge demand. What’s more, both homeowners and the Chinese business community are becoming increasingly interested in thermally efficient products - and, by extension, warm edge spacer technology. Edgetech, which trades under the name of parent company Quanex in China, attracted attention from new prospects and existing 26 » F EB 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M customers alike with its impressive warm edge offerings, including its TruPlas, Duralite, and flagship Super Spacer products. ‘we were able to walk away with over a hundred extremely promising leads’ Chris Alderson, Managing Director for the UK and the Asia Pacific, commented: “FENESTRATION BAU China exceeded all expectations this year. Meeting glass manufacturers from as far afield as Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, the Middle East and the USA, we were able to walk away with over a hundred extremely promising leads.” www.edgetechig.co.uk