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Interserve wins prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ Health and Safety award

by Interserve Press Office | Nov 11, 2015

Interserve wins prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ Health and Safety awardInterserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ award by the British Safety Council. 

Interserve was one of 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to organisations who have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work. Interserve’s industrial services business was awarded the accolade.

To compete for the Sword of Honour an organisation has to first achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme for the period August 2014 – July 2015. They also have to demonstrate their health and safety excellence to an independent panel of experts.

Guy Bruce, managing director – infrastructure and industrial at Interserve, said: 

“Health and safety is our number priority at Interserve and we drive continuous improvement through dedicated campaigns to change attitudes towards safety. This, however, has to be underpinned by strong and robust safety management systems. 

To be awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour award for the second year in a row shows that this approach is at the heart of our business. It is testament to the dedication of our teams, as well as to our continued commitment to enhancing our safety culture across Interserve.”

Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said:

“Our warmest congratulations to 61 of our member organisations who have won the Sword of Honour. These awards recognise and celebrate the excellence of the winning organisations and their employees in managing health, safety and environmental risks. 

“All of the Sword and Globe winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieving the highest standards of health, safety and/or environmental 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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About Interserve

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values.  We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenues of £3.4 billion and a workforce of over 80,000 people worldwide. 

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