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18 September 2023

BSG signs Armed Forces Covenant

BSG signs Armed Forces Covenant

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has signed the Armed Forces Covenant following its pledge to support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces. The organisation is also open to employing reservists, veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners. Following its commitment, BSG has been awarded ‘Bronze’ status by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through its Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)*.
BSG’s Board of Directors signed the agreement as a way of demonstrating the group’s promise to be a ‘forces friendly’ organisation, a commitment which is now embedded into company’s recruitment and selection processes.

Managing Director for BSG, Stephen Bell, commented: “BSG has a proud record of supporting people who have served in the Armed Forces. Many of those we employ have been able to demonstrate their transferable skills by working as highly qualified Safety Advisers and Trainers here at ‘The Building Safety Group’” Stephen added: “So we are of course very pleased for our commitment to be recognised by the Ministry of Defence.”

Emily Kadoch, Employer Engagement Director at the MOD also commented: “Reservists and veterans bring a wide variety of interchangeable attributes and qualities to the civilian workplace, which have been developed throughout their career. BSG clearly appreciate this, which is why they employ and continue to employ those who have served in the Armed Forces community. We are very glad that BSG has agreed to join the scheme and we look forward to working with them.”
BSG’s ‘Bronze Employer Recognition Scheme Award’ will be presented later this year by veterans who have served in the Armed Forces and have also previously worked for the safety group.

 

More about the Employer Recognition Scheme*

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence by going above and beyond their covenant pledges.

Through a 3-tier approach of bronze, silver and gold awards, the scheme recognises the different levels of commitment provided by employers. This allows the Ministry of Defence to publicly thank and honour those organisations for their support.

For more information please visit Employer Recognition Scheme

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The Building Safety Group (BSG) is a not-for-profit organisation set up by construction companies to provide Health & Safety training and consultancy services for the building industry. We have over 800 members throughout the UK operating across 3500 workplaces. BSG conducts over 15,000 site inspections every year and trains more than 10,000 people.

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