Edmont shortlisted for national H&S award
Edmont Ltd is delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for the prestigious British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Annual Woodworking Awards in their ‘Health and Safety Hero’ category.
As part of our expansion of our on-site workshop last year, we decided to implement a complete update of our health and safety programme – creating an excellence in standards that has been recognised by leading industry federation, the BWF, as part of their national awards.
The new health and safety programme included improvements to training, equipment, facilities and access. There was a clear objective – to ensure that our new facilities weren’t just leading the way in terms of the joinery that we produced – but also in terms of the health and safety standards within them.
The new health and safety improvement initiative included:
- Health and safety training for all staff
- Face-fit testing
- Lighting system update
- Extraction and air supply system update
- Walkways and safety
- Access and loading
Joinery Director, Melanie Fyans, explains “When we created our new workshop space, we saw a great opportunity to enhance health and safety not just for staff but any suppliers or visitors to our workshop and our premises. We have always prided ourselves on having highest standards of health and safety, so when we expanded, we reviewed and updated everything to make sure we were going above and beyond the usual industry standards.
“We are delighted that this has been recognised by such a well-respected body as the BWF and we are very proud of the Health and Safety team, the workshop team and everyone involved in implementing this initiative.”
Edmont will know if we have been successful in winning the award at the awards ceremony taking place at the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on 4 October.
For more information about the BWF, visit www.bwf.org.uk.