Siemens awarded Sword of Honour thanks to 'zero harm'
The Sword of Honour award was recently presented to Siemens Building Technologies, after it achieved five stars in a health and safety audit.
The company and its workers face a challenging environment, which means that high standards of health and safety are crucial for the safety of employees. One of the values initiated by the company is 'zero harm', an objective which aims to achieve no accidents, injuries or complacency. To help the objective to become a reality, the company introduced a series of initiatives and programmes to all employees, whether they are based on site or work remotely, so that everyone is part of the health and safety initiative.
Paul King, Siemens Building Technologies’ Head of Safety, Environment, Health and Quality, said:
“Our vision is to provide a safe and healthy work environment for everyone, with the belief that all accidents and incidents are preventable.”
King added that the company encourages its workers to always do the right thing and take action to make health and safety routine. Business leaders distribute briefing packs to their teams, setting personal objectives for each employee and team at the company.
The Sword of Honour was presented to the firm in November, at the Drapers Hall in London. It is a prestigious recognition of the high standards achieved by a company, with just 61 being awarded to businesses around the world.
Creating a safe working environment involves the participation of all members of a company, from the use of PPE, to risk assessments.