International express distribution specialist Palletforce has received a prestigious award in recognition of its unrivalled commitment to health and safety in the workplace. Palletforce has invested in a number of measures, including the latest technology, to ensure its SuperHub offers the highest levels of safety to both its staff and visiting member transport companies.

The President’s Award is presented to organisations who have achieved 10 consecutive Gold Medals in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

Palletforce’s achievement – unprecedented in the UK pallet distribution sector – is a result of the company’s ongoing implementation of the latest safety procedures, allied with investment in ground-breaking technology.

This includes bespoke forklift scanning and weighing software at Palletforce’s SuperHub distribution centre in Burton upon Trent.

As well as instantly weighing and tracking every pallet, the system advises forklift drivers the optimal way to load each trailer based on individual pallet weights. The accurate weighing also boosts driver safety when delivering using tail-lifts.

Palletforce chief executive Michael Conroy said: “Ensuring the highest health and safety protocol at work remains our number one priority. To win the President’s Award is a huge honour, and testament to our commitment to be the best and a tremendous achievement for everyone at Palletforce.”

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”

Palletforce will be presented with the President’ Award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on 6 June 2019.

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