FirstPort is pleased to announce it has achieved a five-star grading from its Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council, for the second consecutive year.

To achieve this, the organisation underwent a detailed, quantified and objective evaluation of its occupational health and safety management system. The audit measured FirstPort’s performance against a number of key best practice indicators, and achieved the highest available rating. FirstPort scored an incredible 98.9% rating – which is up nearly 2% from the previous year. The auditor praised the organisation not only for their high standards, but also their clear appetite for continual improvement.

Nigel Howell, Chief Executive of FirstPort said:
“Achieving the five-star grading is outstanding, but achieving it two years in a row is phenomenal.  We put Health and Safety at the heart of everything we do at FirstPort. Housing safety is incredibly important and we work hard as a professional Property Manager to play our full role in delivering this.  It is a great honour to achieve such a high grading from a highly-respected organisation like the British Safety Council, and great recognition of the hard work of FirstPort staff.  We will not be complacent, but will continue to strive for the best levels of safety management.”

The British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit provides organisations with a worldwide benchmark of their safety management systems against current best practice to enable continual improvement. The audit specification was revised in 2016 to include five best practice indicators – leadership, stakeholder engagement, risk management, organisational health and safety culture and continual improvement – which are continually assessed throughout the audit process.