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City Link picks up top Safety Award at Industry Event

Coventry-based premium express delivery company City Link has once again received recognition for its exemplary health and safety policies by winning the Safety Award at this year’s Institute of Couriers Awards.

Held at the Institute of Directors in London, the award was presented to City Link MD Dave Smith and SHE Manager Jon Hookings by Former Transport Minister and IOC Vice President, David Jamieson who praised City Link’s ‘extraordinary commitment to safety’.

A winner of five Gold Awards from RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), City Link is no stranger to receiving recognition for its continuing commitment to health and safety and the general well being of its employees.

Indeed to be selected as a winner of these awards City Link had to meet an exacting set of criteria over a five-year period. Experts looked at the company’s accident records together with the health and safety management systems in place across City Link’s network of depots throughout the UK.

It was for this reason that the IOC selected City Link as the winner of its prestigious Safety Award for 2013.

City Link’s efforts to ensure the ongoing health and safety of employees in the depots and on the roads set an example for others to follow.

However not one to rest on its laurels, the company is in no way complacent and has just embarked on a new programme to tackle workplace safety representing a £180,000 investment.

Jon Hookings, Senior SHE Manager for City Link said: "We are delighted to have been selected to win this year’s Safety Award by the IOC which is testament to the hard work of the team which work tirelessly to ensure that we keep up the high standards for which we are renowned.

"Health and safety is of paramount importance here at City Link and consistent good practice forms an integral part of our work ethic which we aim to instil in each and every one of our employees, whether in the depots and offices or out on the roads, so it becomes second nature in their everyday work.

"Through ongoing training and the introduction of new initiatives such as our workplace safety programme, we will continue to strive to maintain the excellent standards we have achieved over the last five years and aim to continue to build on these in the years to come."

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