National Express awarded for cutting edge safety

National Express has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of corporate safety - for the third year in a row.

The global transport company’s UK coach and bus divisions have been awarded the British Safety Council’s prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ accolade in recognition of their extremely high health and safety management standards.

National Express has scooped the highly prized Sword of Honour award for the last three years running, thanks to its uncompromising approach to safety, which is the company’s number one priority.

Tom Stables, National Express, Managing Director UK said: “We are thrilled to have won this fantastic award for a third year running which comes in addition to our top level 5-star BSC rating for both coach and bus.

“We have invested heavily in technologies such as DriveCam smart camera technology which continues to be rolled out and is paying dividends in terms of reducing collisions and bringing down costs.”

Described by the British Safety Council (BSC) as “the pinnacle of achievement in the world of health and safety management” the Sword of Honour is independently adjudicated by a panel of chartered health and safety professionals.

The award recognises commitments to excellent health and safety management standards and only businesses that have achieved five stars in the BSC’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit are invited to apply.

National Express’s Bus and Coach divisions are both current five star ratings holders of the BSC Heath and Safety Audit and the European Foundation for Quality Management safety ratings and their performance in the five star assessments formed the basis of their strong applications for the Sword of Honour award.

Published 3rd November 2017