Facilities management and property maintenance provider EMCOR UK has been awarded the Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council.
This award was presented in December to only 66 organisations worldwide that demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.
Lawrence Waterman, chair of the British Safety Council, said: “I would like to congratulate EMCOR UK on achieving the topmost standards of health, safety and environmental management. Accomplishing such distinction takes real commitment and professionalism. We are delighted to have supported you in your achievements in what has been an unprecedented year given the Covid pandemic.”
To be eligible for the Sword of Honour, EMCOR UK had to achieve the maximum five stars in the council’s health and safety management audit, which concluded in February 2020. In its submission, the company also had to demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that it had a track record and culture of best practice in its health and safety management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.
Steve Readman, auditor for the British Safety Council, said: “During my audit of EMCOR UK, I was particularly impressed by the commitment to safety shown by all stakeholders. An excellent programme of continuous occupational health and safety improvements was evident at all locations visited. Some first-rate culture and behavioural engagement tools helped contribute to the high score the company achieved.”
Nicola Pakenham-Walsh, head of risk assurance at EMCOR UK, said: “This… recognises the hard work and commitment of all our employees to support our health and safety management system. This success involved a rigorous assessment process and demonstrates the strong collaboration between our site teams and customers who participated in the audit.”
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