Unipart Rail achieves five star safety accreditation

Employee in the Crewe Service Centre of Unipart Rail, who achieved a five star safety accreditation for occupational health.10 November 2020 – All Unipart Rail’s sites have successfully completed a 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 and associated arrangements.

The company, a major technology manufacturer and supplier to the rail industry, underwent a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of its occupational health and safety policies, processes and practices. The audit process included documentation review, interviews with senior management, employees and other key stakeholders, together with sampling of operational activities.

The audit measured performance against key health and safety management best practice indicators and a detailed review of over sixty component elements.

Unipart Rail was awarded a five-star rating following the audit which is reflective of a best practice organisation.

David Parr, Head of Audit and Technical (SHE) Services at the British Safety Council, said: “The award of a five-star grading following our occupational best practice Health and Safety Audit is an outstanding achievement and 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.

“Unipart Rail should be very proud of this achievement.”

Liz Hancock, Unipart Rail’s Head of Safety, Health and Environment said: “We are thrilled to have achieved this level of grading. It reflects the hard work that we do every day to keep our colleagues safe at work. We are particularly pleased that the report stated that ‘The review and development of the standard operating procedures is an example of industry best practice’ – a level we strive to achieve every day.”