Report from Barry Clinch of The Awards Committee

Safety Performance Award Winner

Daifuku Logan

Commended for their zero accident strategy;

Focus on identifying near misses and observation of potential accident situations; setting clear standards; and strong top down safety leadership.

Environment Award Winner

St Stephen’s Shopping Centre

Commended for almost zero carbon emissions; massive reduction in energy consumption and water reduction; on site recycling; green roof; and bug hotel.

Arco Award Winner

Bericap UK Ltd

Commended for their machine layout best practice; MEWP’s high level access procedures; risk assessments and hazard identification programmes.

President’s Award

The Sewell Group

For its unstinting support of the HOHSG through all the Group’s trials and tribulations in recent years. Truly a Good Samaritan.

Individual Award

Colin (and Linda) Smith

For keeping the group running smoothly over many years. Without them the group would have long ago floundered.

AGM Report

The AGM was conducted after the Awards were presented. The Group reported an excess of £1,359.89 for the year ending 31 December 2018. The accounts have been audited and passed, they will be displayed in the members section of the website. Committee, during the year 2 members left the Committee and the Chairman passed his gratitude for all their hard work whilst on the committee. The Group co-opted Ian Haywood onto the Committee during the year. Ian has been with various members during his association with the group starting with Hull City Council, Astra 4 Safety and is currently at Airkool. All 9 committee members were re-elected for the forthcoming year. The officers were elected at the Executive Committee Meeting in the morning subject to their election in the afternoon. (See below for full details)

Great news the Meeting agreed to keep membership fees for 2020 the same as present.

President – Karl Mearns; Chairman/Treasurer; – Bill Leigh; Vice Chairman – Ray Fraser; Secretary – Colin Smith; Committee – Barry Clinch, Jon Coneybeare, Denis Fowler, Ian Haywood and Jeff Swales