A LEADING survival and health and safety training firm has achieved an internationally recognised five-star award for its health and safety standards across all of its UK sites.
Falck Safety Services (Falck), which has training centres in Aberdeen and Teesside, has secured the British Safety Council’s (BSC) OHSAS 18001:2007 certification, following a comprehensive audit, which saw the firm being awarded the maximum five star grading.
The prestigious award assesses the status of an organisation’s occupational health and safety management systems against a set standard defined by the BSC, one of the world’s leading advocates of workplace health and safety.
Falck, which globally delivers over 200 safety and survival training courses to more than 340,000 people each year, went through an independent and quantified evaluation of its entire health and safety management systems and arrangements, with focus on occupational health, employee well-being, safety culture allocation of resources to health and safety and planning for change.
The award confirms that Falck’s occupational health and safety systems and arrangements meet both legislative and recognised standard criteria. Following the five star grading, Falck is now eligible to work towards the Sword of Honour, a prestigious award that recognises the best of the best in health and safety management around the globe.
UK HSE manager at Falck Safety Services, Craig Moat, said: “It is a great honour to be awarded the BSC safety stanard and to be recognised with the five-star safety award in a comprehensive audit is a major achievement for the company. Health and safety is at the core of everything that Falck believes in, and we have a long-term commitment to raising safety standards within our company and also the industry. We have been working very hard to ensure our procedures are robust and up-to-date with legislation, and we continually strive to improve when needed. This award is another step in the right direction and confirms that our safety standards are effectively implemented and a very high level.”
Managing director of Falck Safety Services UK, Colin Leyden, said: “As a safety training provider, we live and breathe safety and it is always at the forefront of our business objectives. This accolade is a significant milestone as we mark our second decade of business in the UK and is recognition that our efforts to improve and drive safe practices and individual competence is worth it. We are now eligible to work towards the Sword of Honour, which is one of the highest safety honours, something we will be focussing on in the near future.”
Falck Safety Services, which delivers realistic training in a safe and controlled environment using the most recent equipment and simulators, has recently invested more than £3.5m in its UK training facilities, including a new man riding crane equipment, crisis management, and fire and wind energy safety training capabilities.
The firm has strong industry expertise servicing the global oil and gas, shipping, renewable energy, military and aviation industries, and last year trained over 340,000 people.
For more information about Falck Safety Services, please visit, www.falcksafety.com/uk
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