PALLETFORCE, leading UK palletised distribution network, is celebrating after retaining their prestigious gold RoSPA award for a second year.
The member-owned network became the first in its sector to achieve the gold award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents last year.
Palletforce, which has been at the forefront of a series of industry innovations, has now been given the award for a second year for its continued dedication to health and safety in the workplace.
"We are very pleased to have achieved this award for the second year running as it reflects our commitment to good practice and providing a safe and secure working environment," said Health, Safety, Quality and Facilities Manager Ryan Birchnall.
Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce, said: "We work in a potentially very hazardous environment, whether you’re on the road or in our central hub, so health and safety is of the utmost importance to us.
"At Palletforce we work hard to be the best in every area of our operations and it is fantastic to have that dedication recognised by a prestigious organisation like RoSPA.
"I would like to thank and congratulate everyone who has helped to achieve this award for the second time."
There are three levels of RoSPA awards – bronze, silver and gold.
To achieve the gold standard Palletforce had to demonstrate high standards of occupational health and safety including overarching health and safety management systems, strong leadership and workplace involvement.
Over the last 12 months Palletforce has invested resources into remaining sector leaders for good practice and health and safety, including £1m in a new fleet of ‘super’ forklift trucks with specialist scanning and axle weighing technology and has established its own forklift truck training academy.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: "RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition.
"Palletforce has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award."
Palletforce will receive their award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, in May.