ByBox sword of honourInternational technology company, ByBox, has been awarded the Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council. This accolade was awarded to the ByBox Coventry Distribution Hub in recognition of the very high standard of health and safety measures it has successfully implemented.

The ByBox Coventry Hub is one of just 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation first had to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme in the period August 2014 – July 2015. They must also have demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their health and safety management throughout the business – from the shopfloor to the boardroom.

The ByBox Coventry Hub surpassed these requirements and, as such, has received this esteemed accolade, endorsing all of the business’s health and safety procedures and leading the technology industry forwards.

Roger Ward, Director of SHEQ at ByBox, said, “This worldwide achievement is something we have been working towards for a long time and is testament to the effort that all of our employees make in maintaining high levels of health and safety at work. The Sword of Honour is by no means easy to achieve so we’re incredibly proud to have won this award. At ByBox, best practice in health and safety forms an integral part of the work ethic we instil in each of our employees, and we remained focussed on continually improving health and safety standards in the years to come.”

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 and the eight organisations who have won the Globe 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.”

By Alison