The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has appointed Bibby Distribution’s Andrew Mawson as Chair of its Logistics and Retail Group.
The role will fit alongside the 53-year-old’s current position as Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) at Bibby Distribution, and will see him steer a committee representing more than 1,300 IOSH members.
As Chair, Mawson will represent the sector on national HSE and industry committees, and develop webinars and events to share health and safety best practice. He will also launch IOSH’s first-ever Logistics and Retail Group Conference in 2020.
Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice at IOSH, says: “Key parts of the IOSH strategy is to enhance the standing of the profession and influence change for the better. We are delighted with this appointment and the opportunity it brings for further development of thought leadership in the logistics sector.”
Since joining Bibby Distribution in 2016, Mawson has led the company’s Road to Zero SHEQ strategy, which has reduced total accidents by a third. The programme’s success has been recognised with a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for three consecutive years and an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council (BSC).
Mawson says: “It’s an honour to be appointed to this role by IOSH. With the SHEQ and Driver Training teams, we’ve made Bibby Distribution one of the safest companies in logistics – and it’s my mission to now help the sector as a whole set new standards for safety.”
IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. With more than 48,000 members in over 130 countries, it is the world’s largest professional Health and Safety organisation.
Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, 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.
Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.
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 £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine-based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.
To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk.
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