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22nd October 2018

York College has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.

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The College is one of 61 organisations worldwide that has achieved a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council. The Award is awarded to companies that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

To compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation firstly has to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme in the period August 2017 – July 2018, and then demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their health and safety throughout the organisation, at all levels.

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 York College on achieving the very highest standards of health, safety management. Excellence at this level is very hard won. We are proud to have supported you in your achievements.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: “I congratulate the College and its staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplace safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities. All of the Sword winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieve te highest standards of health, safety management. We are delighted that they are partners in helping achieve our vision that no-one should be injured or made ill at work.”

 

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