Palletforce has the golden touch

Palletforce, one of the UK palletised distribution network, has been honoured with a prestigious Gold Award from RoSPA the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The network has been given the award for its dedication to health & safety in the workplace. This award is a massive achievement for Palletforce and our network, and reflects the huge importance placed on good practices within our organisation, said Palletforces health, safety, quality and facilities manager, John Rothery. Michael Conroy, chief executive of Palletforce, added: Health and safety is of paramount importance to us whether within our fantastic new distribution Hub, or while vehicles are on the roads. This award underlines our commitment to being the best in all aspects of our operation and I would like to congratulate everyone at Palletforce who has contributed to this outstanding achievement.

To qualify Palletforce had to prove it is committed to excellence in health & safety and that it has a good management system in place. The award is based on individual occupational health & safety performance and required evidence of good practices which were assessed by NEBOSH judging criteria - The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health, which is the leading health & safety professional examining body. The awards are graded at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels to mark achievement.

David Rawlins, RoSPAs awards manager, said: Palletforce has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Organisations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognised and thats where the RoSPA Awards come in. As well as there being clear ethical reasons and legal requirements for good health & safety management, there is also a strong business case. RoSPA is delighted to publicly honour organisations which have demonstrated their work to improve performance in this sphere.

The Palletforce award will be presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, in May. The ceremony will take place alongside Safety and Health Expo 2010, Europes leading annual health & safety exhibition. Over the past yea some of Palletforces developments have included the opening a state-of-the-art distribution Hub in Burton-upon-Trent, helping to develop a new safety trailer and using cutting-edge technology to scan and weigh goods.

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