UK Coach is driving from the front in terms of safety after winning a top award by the British Safety Council.
The business was awarded a British Safety Council Sword of Honour award, an accolade which is given only to organisations which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.
The award was judged by an independent panel of experts who looked at safety processes throughout our business.
To win it, UK Coach demonstrated excellence in health and safety management throughout the business - from front line operations to the boardroom.
In order to be considered for the Sword of Honour, the UK Coach business had already achieved the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council's health and safety management audit scheme.
During this process the auditor commented that in 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.
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of customers and staff. We understand of course therefore, that safety is a whole-business commitment which never stands still as we continually strive for the highest possible levels of safety.