The club has passed a Health and Safety audit, attaining a mark in excess of 90%, when the pass level is 85%.
Director & company secretary Ashley Carson has welcomed the news. He said: "The previous audit in November 2014 made several recommendations for improvements and I am pleased to say everything was dealt with.
"This is a vital tick in the box in order for the club to be able to draw down EPPP grant funding for the academy. There has been a lot of hard work put in recently from academy manager Mark Smith and his team and it has been a baptism of fire for Tony Booker, our new stadium manager.
"The extensive audit covers every angle of the business, including the kitchens, the stadium as a whole, away travel for the apprentices and even legionella risk assessments for the players' showers.
“It is an outstanding result and I would like to thank everyone behind the scenes who has contributed. In our industry, Health and Safety is particularly important and it is great to see that we are maintaining such high standards. We will of course strive to continually improve going forward.”
Mark Smith added: “I would like to thank Tony Booker for his help in ensuring that we achieved the right result. We recognise that Health & Safety is vitally important and it is reassuring to see that we have the right mechanisms in place."