Xmo Strata Launches New Industry-Wide Safety Award
30 June 2011
Employees from all over the forecourt sector are being invited to enter a new award scheme launched by Xmo Strata which will recognise the efforts being made to raise health and safety standards across the industry.
The nationwide sign installation and maintenance firm is offering a cash prize of £1,000 and says the award is aimed at dealers, contractors, site managers and any other employees working on UK forecourts who have developed initiatives to promote safer ways of working.
“This scheme is about rewarding and encouraging proactive safety,” said Steve Martin, Managing Director of Xmo Strata. “Identifying and eliminating risks is a prerequisite in this sector as work is continually undertaken in areas of high risk.
“Whilst it’s imperative that senior managers and company owners keep abreast of the legal requirements and continue a top-down system of safety awareness, the very people who are on the ground and dealing with on-site dangers are the ones who can drive change and put forward ideas for improvements.”
Xmo Strata says the award has the backing of representatives from leading oil, facilities management and forecourt retailing companies who have agreed to join the judging panel. These include Shell, BP, Artelia UK, ABB Limited, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Snax 24, and the Lend Lease Corporation.
Entries into the awards may include:
- An initiative developed with colleagues or managers to introduce a safer way of completing a task
- A new way to communicate onsite dangers to colleagues, customers or other contractors
- Improvements made to site documentation to enable more comprehensive safety checks or site audits
All entries will be judged on strict criteria including the potential the initiative has to improve safety across multiple sites, the consideration the entrant has given to all site patrons and the uniqueness of the idea.
“There are no restrictions on award entries,” added Martin. “Whether the initiative has been implemented and is already delivering benefits, or you have the beginning of an idea with great potential. All entries will be considered equally.”
For further information on the awards scheme, or to submit an entry, visit www.xmostrata.com
The deadline for award entries is Friday 30 September 2011 and winners will be announced at Xmo Strata’s Safety Awareness Day in December.