The remarkable record has been achieved by implementing collaborative observational practices in which all employees, from operatives to the leadership team, work together to record and review near miss and at-risk behaviour.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, 31.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illnesses and workplace injury in Great Britain between 2016 and 2017. Mike Turner, MD at GPI Foodservice Europe, is delighted that his team have not contributed to this statistic.
“Every member of the team has consistently pulled together to make the GPI Winsford site a safe place to work,” said Turner. “I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over a prolonged period and with the team’s continued commitment, long may the record hold.”
GPI’s Winsford site is leading the way on safety for GPI’s UK-based operations. The company has six sites across the UK, including The Hub, a Bristol-based packaging development centre and the Global Innovation Centre in Bardon, as well as specialist manufacturing sites in Newcastle, Gateshead and Leeds.
Hilde Van Moeseke, Senior Vice President and President, EMEA for GPI, added: “At GPI, safety is our first priority and the GPI Foodservice team has clearly shown that it’s the Number One priority at Winsford. The team’s impressive record is a great example of what can be accomplished through team effort and focus.”
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