Royal Armouries Secures Five-Star Health and Safety Rating - Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds has won a top, five-star rating for its health and safety performance from the British Safety Council.

Directors, managers and staff were praised for their enthusiasm and motivation in striving to improve and maintain health and safety standards at all times – without compromising the impact of the museum’s exciting shows and events programme.

The Royal Armouries’ Operations Director Steve Burt said, “It’s a major achievement to secure five stars, and is great reflection on everybody’s hard work. We could not have secured this without commitment and dedication from staff at all levels within the organisation.”

Health and Safety Manager Helen White added, “By continually improving our health and safety systems we can make sure that visitors continue to enjoy their visits while safeguarding their health and safety. This allows the museum to provide high quality education and entertainment while maintaining our obligations under current legislation.”

The audit highlighted particular strengths, including:

Helen added, “Looking ahead, we now plan to apply for the British Safety Council Sword of Honour in 2012. As only 40 are awarded, worldwide, each year, it would be a major achievement to secure this and would identify the museum as a world leader in its provision of health and safety standards.”

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