CityFibre Earns Prestigious Health and Safety Award for Third Consecutive Year

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has once again received recognition from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its unwavering commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for its staff and build partners. This marks the third consecutive year that CityFibre has received this prestigious award.

While CityFibre previously earned the Gold Achievement Award, this year, the company has been honoured with the Highly Commended Award in the Industry Sector category. RoSPA acknowledged CityFibre’s exceptional dedication to health and safety management within the telecommunications sector.

This award underscores CityFibre’s corporate culture of continuously enhancing occupational health and safety, both internally and externally. One notable example of this commitment is CityFibre’s leadership role in convening 28 full fibre network operators to establish SHiFT (Safety & Health in Fibre Telecoms), an industry-wide initiative aimed at setting and elevating safety standards specifically for full fibre deployment.

CityFibre’s achievement comes as the company rapidly deploys its full fibre network, which is set to cover approximately one-third of the UK and has already passed 2.7 million homes. Over 2.3 million of these homes are designated as “Ready for Service” through over 30 consumer ISPs on the network.

Sarah Parsons, Director of Compliance at CityFibre, highlighted the company’s commitment to maintaining health, safety, and wellbeing standards during the rapid nationwide rollout. She noted that this award reflects the hard work and dedication of CityFibre’s employees and encouraged the wider industry to contribute to the SHiFT Group, a unique initiative aimed at improving industry-wide health and safety standards.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, emphasized the importance of recognizing and rewarding good safety performance, as accidents at work and work-related health issues can have significant consequences for individuals’ quality of life.

Jonny Rae

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