The team at leading palletised distribution network, Palletline is celebrating winning the Motor Transport ‘Safety in Operation’ Award at the event’s 30thannual ceremony.
This is the second time in three years that Palletline has won the ‘Safety in Operation’ Award and the news comes shortly after the network scooped yet another RoSPA Gold Award for safety. It was a great night for the network with member Potter Logistics also winning haulier of the year.
Irish stand-up comedian and actor Ed Byrne presented the awards in front of more than 1,600 guests at the Grosvenor House – A JW Marriott Hotel on London’s Park Lane.
Judges said Palletline had achieved results beyond expectation and praised the decision to limit the weight of tail-lift deliveries to 750kg to reduce the risk of accidents. They added it was good to see a strong safety culture being led from the top down.
Palletline managing director Graham Leitch said: “Throughout our history, Palletline has driven improvements in health and safety by introducing numerous practices that are now the industry standard. Beyond this, Palletline has created a culture where health and safety is central to every task undertaken by every member of staff. This top down thinking is very much driven by our QHSE manager Ken Bell who has done a fantastic job in helping us lead the industry in maintaining a safe working environment and has the full backing of the board, management team and most importantly – of the staff.
“Here at Palletline we don’t simply believe that being safe improves safety – we believe it feeds into all areas of the business and ties in with our ethos of innovation and excellence, to improve everything we do for members and their customers. As such we specifically wanted to enter the category as it is an award that says so much about the standards of the network. We are proud and delighted to have won this prestigious award and would like to share this moment with every single member of staff for making this possible.”