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Aug 8th, 2016
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CHEP UK & IRELAND WINS RoSPA GOLD AWARD FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

RoSPA Gold Award 2016CHEP UK & Ireland, the supply-chain solutions company, has been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.

The company, based in Manchester, has achieved the Gold award for a 4th consecutive year in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.

Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.”

CHEP UK & Ireland Managing Director, Rod Francis, said: “We take safety incredibly seriously within our business. Our Pontefract plant is a shining example, where rigorous processes and our Zero Harm programme have helped us to achieve over 2 million hours free of lost time incidents, over 8 years of operation. To receive the Gold Award for a fourth consecutive year is a fantastic achievement, and testament to the ‘prevention is better than cure’ attitude and behaviour of all our people throughout the organisation”

The majority of RoSPA awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. CHEP UK & Ireland was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on July 13th, as the event marks its diamond anniversary.

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention,” concluded Julia Small.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards.

About RoSPA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity and has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for more than 90 years. More than 13,500 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year. There are millions of other injuries. Accidents cause loss and suffering to the victims and their loved ones, employers and UK society as a whole. RoSPA promotes safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.

 About CHEP

CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 12,500 employees and approximately 300 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialist container solutions providers to the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors. For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com.

 

Further information:

Michael Potts,

Marketing Manager,

CHEP UK & Ireland.

Tel: +44 161 930 2660

michael.potts@chep.com

www.chep.com

 

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