Sword of Honour 2021 Award
EMCOR UK has received the prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.
The company was one of 66 organisations globally to be selected for the award which recognises a commitment to 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.
Recipients were assessed as having scored a maximum available five stars in the British Safety Council’s independent Five Star health and safety audits during the period 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020, and were also required to demonstrate to an independent adjudication panel that they had a proven track record and culture of best practice for excellence in health and safety or environmental management.
Revealing the list of companies selected for the award, Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of the British Safety Council, said: "On behalf of the board of trustees and staff of the British Safety Council 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."
Steve Readman, an auditor for the British Safety Council, added: "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."