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FCC Environment UK achieves five-star grading in the British Safety Council’s Occupational Health and Safety Audit

07/01/2021

FCC Environment UK achieves five-star grading in the British Safety Council’s Occupational Health and Safety Audit

FCC Environment (FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente’s British affiliate) has successfully completed the best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council, demonstrating its commitment towards the continual improvement of their health and safety management systems.

The company underwent a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of its occupational health and safety policies, processes and practices. The audit procedure included documentation review, interviews with senior management, employees and other key stakeholders, together with sampling of operational activities. They have also demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their health and safety management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.

The audit measured performance against key health and safety management best practice indicators and a detailed review of over sixty component elements. FCC Environment was awarded a five-star rating following the audit which is the top score and reflective of a best practice organisation.

David Parr, Policy and Technical Services Director at the British Safety Council, said: “The award of a five-star grading following our occupational best practice Health and Safety Audit is reflective of a proactive organisation which is committed to continual improvement in its health and safety arrangements and managing risks to workers’ health, safety and welfare. FCC Environment should be very proud of this achievement”.

In 2017, the British Safety Council awarded FCC Environment this same five-star rating for their excellent management of health and safety risks in the working environment.

FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente, the environmental services area of FCC Group, is present in the United Kingdom through FCC Environment UK, which provides municipal solid waste collection, recycling and treatment, and generation of green energy from waste, among other services.

The Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit is a comprehensive, contemporary and quantified process which benchmarks health and safety management performance against the latest best practice techniques. Those organisations who achieve a five-star grading following the audit become eligible to enter the British Safety Council Sword of Honour Awards.

The British Safety Council is an organisation that campaigns to protect workers from accidents, hazards and unsafe conditions; and plays a key role in the political process that has led to the adoption of landmark safety legislation in the UK.