Safety award for pipeline specialist

Posted: Thursday 4th April 2013

A company which maintains much of the North East’s clean water network has secured a British Safety Council International Safety Award.

Fastflow Pipeline Services (FPS), which carries out installation and repair work in an area covering 450 square miles of the region on behalf of Northumbrian Water, was examined on 12 key areas of its health and safety policies and practices.

Following a rigorous evaluation, carried out by highly qualified health and safety adjudicators, FPS was added to the 550 organisations across the UK to achieve the accreditation. The Washington based business will now be presented with its certificate at a gala awards banquet at London’s Grosvenor House in April.

Neil Armstrong, FPS owner and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have invested a great deal of effort in health and safety in recent years so it is pleasing to see that this has been recognised by such a highly respected organisation as the British Safety Council.

“The safety of our people and those living in the communities in which we carry out work is our top priority. A good safety record means we are operating correctly and efficiently which, at the end of the day, is good for business.”

The International Safety Awards are open to members and non-members of the council, allowing organisations to benchmark their performance and gain external endorsement of their health, safety and environmental management.

Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council said, in a letter to Fastflow: “This award clearly demonstrates your commitment to the health, safety and well-being of your workforce. We congratulate you on this fantastic achievement.”

Other recent FPS awards include a Northumbrian Water GEM (going the extra mile) title for customer service.

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