Balcas Timber has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council. The Company employs 260 people in Enniskillen and also have production facilities in Invergordon Scotland, Kildare Republic of Ireland and Tallinn Estonia. The award is for the Enniskillen head office site and is the fourth Sword of Honour awarded to the Company.
Balcas was one of 68 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to organisations who have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety.
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 2012 – July 2013. The winners also had to demonstrate to an adjudication panel comprising expert health and safety and environment management practitioners a culture that exemplified best practice throughout their business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.
Lynda Armstrong OBE, chair of the trustees of the British Safety Council said: “Our warmest congratulations to 68 of our member organisations who have won the Sword of Honour. These awards recognise and celebrate the excellence of the winning organisations and their employees in managing health, safety and environmental risks.
“What all of the Sword winning organisations share is a commitment and resolve to achieve the highest standards of health, safety and/ or environmental management and to keep their employees and those affected by their work activities healthy and safe. We wish the winning organisations continuing success.”