Britrisk Safety announced winner of the national APEA ‘Health and Safety Performance Award’
Britrisk Safety announced today that the company has been named the winner of the prestigious national APEA (Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration) Health and Safety Performance Award, which was presented at the APEA 2012 awards dinner on 8th November 2012 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, attended by over 600 people.
The APEA awards are divided into 7 categories namely, Health and Safety Performance, Environmental Protection and Improvement, Lifetime Achievement, Quality, Personal Contribution to the Industry in 2011/2012, Service Station of the year and Innovation. In order to take part the principal applicant has to be a member (individual or corporate) of the APEA.
Sponsored by Franklin Fueling Systems, the APEA Health and Safety performance Award reflects that the judges felt Britrisk Safety have the best managed health and safety or environmental program or system, demonstrating the greatest beneficial impact on the organisation, customers and the petroleum retailing industry.
The judging panel looked at criteria including supporting documentation, clear detailed descriptions of what the problems were and then the steps taken to address the problem and find the solution. In addition the applicants had to provide evidence that the solution had a beneficial impact and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement.
Tom Searle, Managing Director of Britrisk Safety commented; “ We are delighted to have received this award as it reflects the dedication and commitment we have shown over many years to raise our standards and commitment to excellence for our clients in the petroleum retailing industry,”
Searle continues, “We constantly strive to create a safer working environment for all of our clients applying the concept of ‘business-intelligent health and safety’, but of course we understand that not only do fuel retailers operate in an ultra-competitive business environment, but also that fuel products are unseen, difficult to manage, closely regulated and potentially lethal. That’s an explosive mix. So we are delighted to have been recognised by the APEA in this way”