NASC Member Interserve Industrial Services Ltd have received the prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ from the British Safety Council – for the second time – for safe working practices in the industrial services sector.

Interserve was one of 61 organisations worldwide recently achieving the coveted accolade “for demonstrating excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.”

In order to compete for the ‘Sword of Honour’ an organisation first has to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme (in the period August 2014 – July 2015).

In addition, they have to demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that they are “excellent in their health and safety management” throughout the entire business.

Guy Bruce,Managing Directorfor Interserve Infrastructure and Industrial said: “Health and safety is our number one priority at Interserve and we drive continuous improvement through dedicated campaigns to change attitudes towards safety. This however has to be underpinned by strong and robust safety management systems.

“To receive the prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ award for the second year in a row shows that this approach is at the heart of our business. It is testament to the dedication of our teams, as well as to our continued commitment to enhancing our safety culture across Interserve.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “Our warmest congratulations to 61 of our member organisations who have been awarded the ‘Sword of Honour.’ These awards recognise and celebrate the excellence of the winning organisations and their employees in managing health, safety and environmental risks.

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

Robin James, NASC Managing Director added: “Prestigious awards like this perfectly promote and demonstrate how the NASC’s high safety standards and constantly evolving safety and technical guidance are incorporated into our members’ businesses and daily operations – helping to make a potentially hazardous working environment as safe as possible. Well done to Interserve for this fine double ‘Sword of Honour’ achievement.”

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