The mechanical engineering consultancy, whose technology-based approach and patented tooling techniques allow for the design and manufacture of bespoke engineering solutions, was one of 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to companies which 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 2017 – July 2018. They have also demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their health and safety management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.
Carol Burke, Managing Director of Unipart Manufacturing Groups, said: "Unipart Manufacturing Group is very proud of the achievements at MetLase. Since we set up the joint venture with Rolls-Royce, MetLase has won significant levels of interest from clients around the world. A cornerstone of that success has been the focus on health and safety which is shared across all members of the MetLase team and reflects the deep commitment of both joint venture partners."
Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of the British Safety Council, added: "On behalf of the board of trustees and staff of the British Safety Council I would like to congratulate MetLase on achieving the very highest standards of health, safety and environmental management. Excellence at this level is very hard won. We are proud to have supported you in your achievements, and I am delighted that you have chosen to celebrate with us today."
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: "I would like to congratulate the winning organisation and its staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplace safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities.
"All of the Sword and Globe winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieve 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."