JE awarded top UK Health and Safety honour for the second time

Sword of honour logo 2019

Jersey Electricity has been awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council (BSC) for the second time in six years. The utility is one of only 48 organisations worldwide to receive the award this year in recognition of excellence in the management of Health and Safety.

In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation must have achieved the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s Health and Safety Management Audit scheme in the period August 2018 – July 2019. Jersey Electricity also had to demonstrate to an adjudication panel, comprising expert health and safety and environment management practitioners, a culture that exemplified best practice throughout the business from shop floor to the boardroom.

The BSC describes the Sword of Honour, which JE was also awarded in 2013, as ‘the pinnacle of achievement in the world of health and safety management. Successful applicants to the scheme, having already accomplished five stars in the BSC Five Star Audit process, demonstrate that they are among the ‘best of the best’ through the submission
of a written application.’

Jersey Electricity CEO Chris Ambler said: ‘Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of the general public, our customers, contractors, employees and all those who could be affected by our operations. By their very nature our business and activities pose risks if not properly managed. This award is a credit not only to the commitment of our Health and Safety Team and our Health and Safety Representatives, but to all colleagues right across the business for their care, diligence and professionalism.’

The award will be presented to representatives of the Company at a ceremony in the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the City of London on 22 November.