Previous winners

2017 Winners

  • WINNER: ABI Agri. Their ‘Engagement Programme’ covered their own sites and also farm deliveries. The use of SLOs (Safety Learning Opportunities) and Personal Engagement profiling empowered individual workers. It demonstrates the power of effective employee engagement.
  • 2nd Place: Allied Bakeries, London. This year they got to second place with an innovative project on safety of Mechanical Handling Equipment in their warehouse which led to a two thirds reduction in incidents involving clamp trucks and pedestrians.
  • RUNNER UP: Green Isle Foods, Portumna, County Galway, Ireland 4 entries including one that led to a significant reduction in exposure to flour dust and 3 which removed serious manual handling risks with rigorous approach to risk assessment and good use of internal resources to solve the problems.

2016 Winners

  • WINNER: Allied Bakeries. Chris Bulgen. Safety Matters Table. An award-winning “stop the clock” initiative that cost £250 has helped to cut accident rates at a London bread factory. 
  • RUNNER UP: G’s Foods’ Barway site. Reece Cherry. Safe by Design - Everytime. An holistic approach to significantly improve traffic management.
  • RUNNER UP: G’s Fresh Beetroot. Reece Cherry. Safe site, Safe vehicle, Safe driver. A card-based access control system preventing unauthorised access to the loading area.

2015 Winners

  • 2nd Place: 1 TwO 4 of Behavioural Safety - Twinings. Team Presentation. A low cost, simple and highly effective technique to engage individuals and teams in behavioural safety conversations. A powerful, visible and personal commitment to safety.
  • 3rd Place: Handles for Backs - Greencore Hull. Heather Moulden and Michael Barden. Identification and implementation of simple low cost handles to reduce stooping and decrease manual handling risks when moving waste tote bins.


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