National Express awarded gold standard in RoSPA awards
Posted: 11 April 2017 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
For the third year, National Express UK Coach has been recognised by the RoSPA with a gold award in recognition of excellence in safety.
The gold standard, which is only given to organisations that consistently deliver the highest occupational standards, is part of the 2017 RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, which celebrated its centenary this year.
“The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat,” said Julia Small, Head of Awards and Events at RoSPA. “This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate National Express, which has just achieved its third successive gold win, and all of our winners in this, our centenary year.”
Demonstrating outstanding safety
To get the award, National Express demonstrated an outstanding safety performance underpinned by well-developed occupational health and safety management systems, outstanding risk control, and high levels of workforce engagement. This is alongside sustained investment in safety initiatives, with National Express crucially showing how safety is the heart of business culture, delivering effectively at all levels through its Driving Out Harm programme.
Furthermore, staff were shown to be empowered to make a difference and recognised for individual contributions to health, safety and welfare at the company’s Values Awards.
“We are particularly pleased that this award really speaks volumes about the total commitment of our all our staff”
“Nothing is more important to National Express than safety and this third successive gold award underlines our unwavering commitment to eliminating harm throughout our business,” Craig Barker, Head of Safety at National Express added. “Everyone has a role to play in driving out harm and so we are particularly pleased that this award really speaks volumes about the total commitment of our all our staff. Outstanding safety must be delivered daily – and we are already working towards next year’s award.”
National Expressed achieved the maximum five starts from the health and safety audit to achieve the gold award. The audit was carried out by The British Safety Council and was certified as meeting the internationally-recognised OHSAS 18001 occupational Health and Safety Management Standard.