FirstPort has received an impressive 4* rating from the British Safety Council (BSC) following its audit of FirstPort’s safety management systems.

The nine-day independent audit provided the opportunity for FirstPort to measure against best practice and benchmark its performance against companies across a range of industries, including the property sector.

The British Safety Council noted FirstPort’s drive and commitment to improve health and safety management standards, and was impressed by how engaged the teams were in resolving health and safety issues.


The British Safety Council audit report, said: “FirstPort provides engaged and involved site-management teams and support services, including health and safety advisors who lead by example in resolving safety and health issues by recording positive and negative observations.

“Excellent, engaged and involved site-development and client-management teams have good, documented work procedures and systems to control identified high-risk work areas, processes and activities.

“The senior management teams provide good leadership, making a positive impact on the safety culture.”

Nigel Howell, FirstPort chief executive, said: “Receiving a 4* rating is a tremendous achievement. We set ourselves high standards in this area and the audit shows we are delivering.”

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