BIBBY DISTRIBUTION CELEBRATES NEW SAFETY RECORD AFTER ACCIDENT RATE CUT BY THREE QUARTERS IN FIVE YEARS

Bibby Distribution has had its safest year to date, reducing accidents by almost 74 per cent since 2015, following the successful delivery of two powerful internal campaigns.

A cultural drive entitled ‘Come Home Safe’ has instilled a proactive safety focus among all staff by highlighting the importance of families, pets and outside work interests, underlining that every individual team member has a responsibility to protect their colleagues on a daily basis so they return home safely.

While a ‘Key Safe Behaviours’ project, led by the company’s dedicated Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) team, focused on tackling common safety issues such as trips, slips and falls with preventative measures including footwear maintenance and increased hazard reporting.

As a result, 2019 saw the company record its lowest-ever number of RIDDORs (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations) and overall lost time accidents (LTAs).

Bibby Distribution’s Head of SHEQ, Andrew Mawson, says: “We set some ambitious safety goals for the business in 2015, and we are now significantly ahead of our accident reduction target – showing that at every level, our team is focused on ensuring operations are as safe as possible.”

The record results were achieved in a year when Mawson was appointed to chair the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Logistics and Retail Group, Bibby Distribution won an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council (BSC), and another two RoSPA Gold Awards – its third consecutive year of being presented with the UK’s highest benchmark in safety.

Additionally, Bibby Distribution driver Mark Field was named Microlise Driver of the Year after recording not a single instance of harsh braking, over-revving or excessive acceleration in 12 months.

The 3PL’s safety achievements are aligned with its overarching Road to Zero strategy to deliver zero harm, zero waste and zero environmental impact across its operations.

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Notes to editors:
As one of the UK’s major logistics providers, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.

The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.

Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years.

Bibby Line Group is a diverse, £800 million global business, operating in 16 countries, employing around 4,000 people in sectors including retail, financial services, distribution, marine and construction equipment hire.

To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk.

Bibby Distribution, Walker House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

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Further press information:
James Boley at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467.

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About Bibby Distribution

As one of the UK’s major logistics providers, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.

The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.

Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years.

Bibby Line Group is a diverse, £800 million global business, operating in 16 countries, employing around 4,000 people in sectors including retail, financial services, distribution, marine and construction equipment hire.

To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk.


Contacts

Lucy Pitcher, Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
lucy.pitcher@garnettkeeler.com
Bibby Distribution
Walker House
Exchange Flags
Liverpool
L2 3YL

+44 (0)151 708 8000
http://www.bibbydist.co.uk