The BIBA’s are awarded to outstanding businesses and their leaders who have thrived during the past year and they create an ideal opportunity for local firms to celebrate their talent, success and achievements.
The BIBA’s are hosted by the North West Chamber of Commerce and consists of sixteen award categories that recognise excellence across a number of areas. UPL has been successful in becoming a finalist in 2 separate areas: Business of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year.
The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony on August 31st.
Congratulations to all of UPL’s employees as we reach the new benchmark of 600 days without any accidents in the workplace.
The last ‘Lost Time Accident’ took place over 600 days ago and that is great news for the company as it means we remain as one of the safest manufacturing companies within the North West.
Thanks to everyone for staying safe, there is still a lot of work to do to ensure we keep improving, but this figure reflects the hard work by everyone at UPL to reduce our accident & incident rates.
We are extremely proud to confirm that UPL has just been awarded the prestigious British Safety Council International Safety Award (ISA) for the 4th year in a row. This award recognises and rewards organisations that show a real commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace, and is acknowledged by the UK Health and Safety Executive as a powerful motivator for achieving high safety standards.
The award is evaluated by the British safety council and involves a lengthy application process covering many health & safety topics. This year’s achievement was even more notable as the evaluation criteria had been increased and there was a greater need to demonstrate best practice and prove how UPL had further developed safety within the company.
Announcing the results, Julie Nerney, British Safety Council chief executive, said:
“The response to the awards has been remarkable, especially as we decided to raise the bar and introduce new categories in order to challenge companies to do even better. The ISAs are judged by an independent panel of experts who look for hard evidence of how an organisation maintains acceptable standards of health and safety on the ground. Health and safety regulation is under the spotlight as never before and we must all do our utmost to achieve better results with fewer resources. The benefits that well managed health and safety bring both to business and to the economy are well documented. Successful business management and well managed health and safety go hand-in-hand.’’