Safety Success for National Express

08 December 2021 12:00 PM

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Safety Success for National Express

The UK’s largest coach operator is celebrating its latest recognition for its continued commitment to safety.

National Express UK Coach has been awarded a top five-star rating from the British Safety Council - for the eighth consecutive year. 

Organisations from over 77 countries across the world put themselves forward for a thorough Health & Safety Audit by an external assessor. The challenging tests go beyond legal health and safety minimum requirements to judge companies on absolute best practice in safety culture, leadership, and wellbeing. 

Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach, commented: “The safety of our customers, employees and the general public is at the heart of everything we do, and we set ourselves high standards to work to.

“The past eighteen months has been challenging for everyone so to once again be externally recognised for our efforts in safety is a testament to the commitment of every individual at National Express. We believe everyone is responsible for safety, which is key to us keeping such high standards.”

David Parr, policy and technical services director at the British Safety Council, said: “The award of a five-star grading following our occupational best practice Health and Safety Audit is an outstanding achievement and is reflective of a proactive organisation which is committed to continual improvement in its health and safety arrangements and managing risks to workers’ health, safety and welfare.”

“National Express should be very proud of this achievement.“

The business was also granted continued ISO45001:2018 certification - an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.