EMCOR UK, the provider of facilities, asset and workplace management services, was one of 66 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, an awarded to companies which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.
In order to be eligible for the Sword of Honour, EMCOR UK first had to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit which concluded in February 2020. EMCOR UK also demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that it has achieved excellence in its health and safety management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.
Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of the British Safety Council, congratulated EMCOR on behalf of the board of trustees and staff of the British Safety Council stating that EMCOR Ltd had achieved the topmost standards of health, safety and environmental management and that accomplishing such distinction takes real commitment and professionalism. Mr Waterman went on to say that the BSC were delighted to have supported EMCOR in their achievements in what has been an unprecedented year given the Covid pandemic.
Steve Readman, an 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 at audit. I am delighted they have won the prestigious Sword of Honour in recognition of best safety practice.”
Jonathan Gawthrop, Executive Director, Wellbeing Sustainability & Assurance for EMCOR UK, commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded the British Safety Council’s Sword of Honour which recognises the hard work and commitment of each of our employees to support our health and safety management system. This success involved a rigorous assessment process, which began over two years ago, and demonstrates the strong collaboration between our site teams and customers who participated in the process.”