Sunday, October 11, 2015

Inaugural Winner of Fork Lift Truck Safety Award Announced

Hard Work Justifies Individual Success
Shipping News Feature
UK – Most companies like to win trade accolades and many work all year targeting a particular award and the kudos it brings. Perhaps however the finest hour comes instead for individuals who win these sought after trophies just for doing an outstanding job. When the award in question is for a contribution to safety, claiming the title must give even more satisfaction. Thus the winner of the inaugural Safety Champion Award from the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), Nick Moore, can be justifiably proud of his achievement.

Nick is Stock and Yard Manager of Brett Landscaping and Building Products Ltd., and was nominated by that company’s SHEQ manager for his remarkable work, improving safety at its eight hectare site in Barrow-upon-Soar. Sponsored by Briggs Equipment UK , the FLTA award recognises those who have shown exceptional commitment to positive change at their site, making it safer for all who work on, or in close proximity to, fork lift trucks.

As well as developing an improved traffic management system, Nick secured £137,000 in capital expenditures to implement this, and other safety projects. This resulted in an additional 3,450m2 of useable stockyard, wider roadways, enclosed pedestrian walkways, improved road markings, elimination of vehicle queuing on roads, and more.

Managing contractors, Nick ensured the site could safely operate while improvement work was underway. Since most construction within the active stockyard had to be undertaken out of hours, he worked weekends to see the job to completion. During this time, there were no reported incidents involving any of the contractors prompting FLTA Chief Executive, Peter Harvey, to comment:

“Nick Moore is a very worthy winner of the inaugural Safety Champion Award. Such dedication to improving safety, and the extent of his achievements is truly admirable, and deserves recognition. Of course, we must also give honourable mention to our runners up. Mark Jackson of Babcock Marine and Chris Burley of Walkers Transport came second and third, respectively.

“Both have gone the extra mile, demonstrating a real commitment to improving site safety. Our Forklift Champions are leaders and innovators. We hope that their excellent work and commitment to safety will inspire others to be bold, and to lead safety advances at their site”.

Photo: Nick Moore with the award.