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Field service solutions company ByBox scoops International Safety Award

For years ByBox, the UK leader in field service solutions, has won accolades for encouraging employees to ‘think outside the box’ – now it has won a coveted award for protecting their well-being.

ByBox has scooped an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council for the health and safety performance achieved at its Coventry base from which its unique delivery model is coordinated.

With a network of more than 18,000 drop boxes at 1,350 locations around the UK, ByBox has revolutionised the field services market by delivering parts overnight pre-8am to the nearest convenient drop box to an engineer underpinned by its unique Thinventory™ software platform.

The award acknowledges the commitment that ByBox has made to improving corporate health and safety and rewards the success of achieving high safety standards. With over 600 applications from across the world the win is a true testament to ByBox’ dedication to the health and safety of its workforce.

The company joined other winners from around the world to celebrate at the International Safety Awards black tie banquet on Friday, May 20 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Roger Ward, Health, Safety and Facilities Manager at ByBox, said: "Winning on our first entry to the awards scheme is a proud moment for the whole of ByBox. We are committed to continuing to improve health and safety standards in our business. The award will provide a recognisable and worthy benchmark for all of our stakeholders and gives us a focus for the coming year. I think it is absolutely fabulous and it is a credit to everyone at ByBox."

Stuart Miller, Chief Executive and co-founder of ByBox, said: "ByBox is committed to excellence in every area of its operations and I am delighted that our health and safety procedures have achieved the British Safety Council standard.

"We take the health and well-being of our staff and visitors extremely seriously and are continuously working to improve our systems. Everyone in ByBox can be proud of this achievement as I know these high standards are replicated throughout our business."

The International Safety Awards are open to all industries and sectors from across the globe and are independently adjudicated. They are seen as an excellent motivator for businesses looking to attain high standards in workplace health and safety.

The British Safety Council – motto ‘Every Day What We Do Raises Standards and Saves Lives’ – instituted the awards to encourage companies to strive for excellence in health and safety procedures.

Speaking at this year’s awards, Julie Nerney, British Safety Council chief executive, said: "This year we decided to raise the bar for the International Safety Awards and by doing so we have seen an exceptional standard of applications. I would like to congratulate all winners on this achievement and they should all be very proud. It is great to have such dedicated organisations with us on the journey towards excellent health and safety standards."

The company’s Coventry hub is the centre of the ByBox network, with more than 100 people working on the site with numbers rising at peak times. The awards examined all of the safety procedures from matters as diverse as use of VDU screens to potential chemical hazards.

A Winning Team…
Pictured from Left to Right:
Andy Crees, Mark Garritt (Managing Director, ByBox), Paul Spratt, Gary Woodward, Steve Brookes, Amarjit Atwal, Tess Sharma, Nicky Clews, Roger Ward with Adrian Ellis, Member of Board of Trustees, British Safety Council.

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