Nine safety awards for UK chilled logistics service provider

London, UK: NFT, one of the UK’s largest providers of chilled logistics in the food retail and manufacturing sectors, has won nine awards in the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011.

The awards, four gold and five silver, span six of its seven depots and include a Gold Medal in Occupational Health & Safety at the Bristol depot for the fifth consecutive year and a win for its Daventry depot in the first year of entry.

David Frankish, chief executive of NFT says: “Receiving such significant recognition from RoSPA is a great achievement for NFT and reward for our continued investment in this area.”

“Guaranteeing health and safety in the workplace is of paramount concern, as this underpins both a successful business and a responsible employer. Safety is one of our core operational pillars and it is the engagement and empowerment of all our staff that drives this process. To achieve nine awards has made us incredibly proud,” he says.

RoSPA, a safety charity, launched its awards programme 55 years ago. The scheme looks not only at accident records, but also entrants’ overall health and safety management systems, including practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. NFT has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of these awards.”

NFT delivers over 120,000 pallets of chilled food each week, travelling to almost every major UK retailer every day. NFT has 1,600 employees, runs more 370 articulated vehicles covering 1.4m  kilometres every week.