National Express Bus has won the coveted Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council. It is the fifth time the company has been endorsed as one of the best of the best for safety.

The British Safety Council says that the Sword of Honour represents “the pinnacle of health and safety management”. And, before they can even compete for the Sword of Honour, companies around the world must have first achieved a maximum five star rating as a result of an intensive two week audit by BSC. 

National Express Bus has successfully held its five star rating since 2016. The bus company’s latest audit score also topped 2020 with an impressive 97.86%. The five star rating confirms National Express’s proven track record and culture of excellence in occupational health and safety management, including wellbeing and mental health at work.

Mark Heffernan, National Express Operations and Safety Director, said: 

“We are very proud to have again been recognised as one of the very best. This is a testament to all our employees’ dedication and relentless focus on health, safety and wellbeing during what have been some uniquely difficult times.

“Every single one of our employees has played a part in achieving this award through their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to doing the right thing in all areas of our business – keeping our people and our customers safe and well.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: 

“I would like to congratulate National Express Bus on their achievement and applaud them for keeping their workplace safe and healthy. I pay tribute to National Express and all of its workforce for their hard work and commitment.

“All of the Sword and Globe winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieve the uppermost standards of health and safety management. We thank them for contributing to achieving our vision that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work.”