Sword of Honour awarded to Plymouth Community Homes
Published by Louise Manico for Plymouth Community Homes in Health and also in Central Government, Housing
Mike Earp, Mark Henderson, Ian Stone and Chris Beer with the Sword of Honour
Plymouth Community Homes has been awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council.
The sword is awarded to organisations who have demonstrated exemplary health and safety management – PCH had to achieve the maximum five-star rating in the British Safety Council’s management audit, as well as explain to a panel how PCH demonstrates best practice at all levels of the organisation.
68 organisations worldwide were given the honour, with winners coming from Germany, India and the Far East as well as the United Kingdom.
PCH Health and Safety Manager Mark Henderson went to a ceremony at the historic Goldsmith’s Hall in London to receive the sword, along with three colleagues. He said: "Getting a sword is different for an award – it’s meant to represent investiture or the equivalent of a knighthood for a company."
PCH Head of Corporate and Strategic Services Gill Martin said: "This award is for all of PCH – managers and staff across the organisation work in collaboration with the Property and Safety team to keep us all safe, and getting this award is proof of the high standards reached."
Prime Minister David Cameron also sent his congratulations to all the winners, saying: "These awards recognise the crucial success that these organisations and their employees have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters at an international level during a time of global challenge."