Friday, April 16, 2010

TDG Logistics Announces HSE 'Oscar' Winners

Recognition for Workers Efforts
Shipping News Feature

UK – Logistics and freight transport provider TDG has held its annual awards to recognise the efforts of its workers to improve safety standards both on the road and at the company’s depots.

Amongst the recipients were awards for TDG’s Driver of the Year for 2009, Michael Dee.

Based in Stowmarket, Mr. Dee received a customer commendation for working over and above the call of duty to make sure production lines ran smoothly. He received a cheque for £2000 and the coveted TDG 1 number-plate on his truck for a year.

Second place went to a tanker driver based at TDG’s Thurrock depot. Alan Turner, a previous driver of the year award winner, averted a dangerous situation by his quick thinking. His rapid actions received a customer commendation and a cheque for £1000.

Mechanical Handling Equipment driver of the year went to Brendan Green from Bromford Gate for completing a massive amount of work in almost half the usual time expected to make sure TDG s client s commitments were fulfilled.

The TDG Depot of the Year award went to joint winners, both of which received £2,500 to spend. The shared-user business unit at Ossett and logistics unit at Stowmarket both demonstrated a consistent level of excellence.

Mike Branigan, CEO of TDG said: “It makes me very proud to see such dedicated employees, who place so much importance on health and safety. We have built up our reputation for being a 'safe pair of hands', and I'm delighted to see that this culture is becoming more embedded, year on year.”

(pic: Mike Branigan (centre) issues the awards)