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British Safety Council says National Express West Midlands is its world best

National Express West Midlands has been judged the safest public transport company of all those audited across the world by the British Safety Council.

The Birmingham-based bus operator scored an amazing 99.17% in their recent Five Star Health and Safety Audit, placing it 5th of all logistics companies audited by the British Safety Council.

Organisations from over 77 countries across the world put themselves forward for a gruelling audit by an external assessor. The challenging tests go beyond legal health and safety minimum requirements to judge companies on absolute best practice in safety culture, leadership and wellbeing.

James Lewis, Head of Audit and Consultancy at British Safety Council, said: “The British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit is the most comprehensive solution in the market today. It allows companies to go beyond compliance and prove the value of their hard work with a highly recognised stamp of excellence in health and safety standards.

“National Express West Midlands’ score of 99.17% is a very impressive result and everyone in the company should be very proud.”

Mark Heffernan, National Express’ Operations & Safety Director, said: “This is a much-deserved reflection of everyone’s hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to health and safety. This score shows that National Express West Midlands’ Target Zero ethos has been firmly embedded in every garage and every office across this company – and that is so good to see.”