Thomas Swan achieves five-star grading in British Safety Council Occupational Health and Safety Audit

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd has successfully completed an Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council achieving a best practice five-star grading demonstrating its commitment towards the continual improvement of their health and safety management systems and associated arrangements.

The chemical manufacturing company, which was founded in the UK in 1926, 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 included a detailed review of over sixty component elements. Thomas Swan was awarded a five-star rating following the audit which is reflective of a best practice organisation.

Stephen Raisbeck, QHSE Manager at Thomas Swan said: “This is an excellent result for the Company, even more so as the audit was conducted by a well-respected independent body. The important thing is not to rest on our laurels, although we achieved the 5 stars, the audit highlighted areas where we can continue to improve. Our next steps will be to review and draw up an action plan to address these areas.”

Mike Robinson, CEO 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 wellbeing. Thomas Swan should be very proud of this achievement. “