National Express win top safety award - twice

11th October 2016

The transport group’s West Midlands bus company and its Essex-based rail operator c2c were both awarded the highest safety award in the UK - the Sword of Honour - by the British Safety Council. 

This success follows in the footsteps of the Group’s national Coach division, which also won the coveted Sword award last year.

The British Safety Council describes the Sword as “the pinnacle of achievement in the world of health and safety management”. Only companies that have been awarded five stars by the BSC in a gruelling 13-day audit can even apply for the honour, which recognises commitments to excellent health and safety management standards.

National Express Group Safety Director, Alison Forster, said:

“This organisation has a history of strong safety results and our “Driving Out Harm” staff campaign has embedded a safety culture in the Group’s UK and international divisions over the past five years.

“We believe that safety is everyone’s business, so I’m delighted that the hard work done by each and every one of our employees has been publicly recognised like this.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said:

“On behalf of the trustees and staff of the British Safety Council, I would like to congratulate those winning organisations and their staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplaces safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities.

“All of the Sword-winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieving the highest standards of health and safety management. We are delighted that they are partners in helping achieve our vision that no-one should be injured or made ill at work.”

Published 11th October 2016