UK Coach has achieved a major milestone in its approach to managing safety during the year by being awarded 96% – the highest mark ever given on a first audit by the British Safety Council. We also gained five out of five stars and an ‘Excellent’ rating for our approach to safety management as a result of the review.
The auditor conducting the review commented that in his seven years working for the British Safety Council he had never come across an organisation as advanced as National Express at a first audit, adding that he had been auditing some companies annually for seven years and they were yet to gain a five star status.
Gerard Hand, Past President of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, said: “In the world of safety, business leaders often use the words ‘passion, priority, morals’. To have it demonstrated in a pragmatic way, which starts from the boardroom and infiltrates throughout all areas of the UK Coach division, gives me a great sense of pride to be part of their journey. National Express UK Coach division doesn’t just say the words, it believes them, practises them and, most importantly, delivers in all aspects of safety. Their strategic strapline is to ‘Drive Out Harm’. In everything they do, my experience of the shows they clearly deliver.”`