The Utilities arm of leading public services provider Amey has been given 100% for the second year running in an external health and safety audit that clients rely on in making decisions about who they work with.

The independent company Achilles audited the Utilities business in early June and spent two days visiting sites in Scotland as well as a further day reviewing management and safety processes with the local management team before awarding a perfect score.

As well as the audit result, Achilles has provided Amey with a platform to showcase its qualifications and demonstrate compliance across a whole host of criteria – such as health and safety, quality and social responsibility – all in one place to help clients make informed choices about their supply chain.

Gerry Mulholland, Director of HSEQ for Utilities, said: “In my experience getting top marks is a rarity as there is so much to cover, some of which is open to interpretation as well. The fact that we have scored 100% for the second year in succession shows that we are doing lots of great things. This includes initiatives like our 2020 Challenge – to leave no streetworks excavation uncovered overnight by 2020.

“Of course, it’s important not to be complacent – we need to keep pushing this excellence to get us to our company goal of Zero Harm.”

The Achilles audit starts with a pre-qualification questionnaire followed by a visit from a professional, certified auditor. Many clients now require this audit as part of their procurement process making it a crucial milestone for business growth.

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