Nationwide's SkySiren wins safety award

By Maria Hadlow15 March 2012

Left to right: Mick Ledden (Executive Director – Business Development and Key Accounts), Matt Parfit

Left to right: Mick Ledden (Executive Director – Business Development and Key Accounts), Matt Parfitt (Business Development Manager – Non-Construction), Mike Potts (UK Managing Director), Richard Mill

The Lavendon Group's UK division, Nationwide Platforms, has been awarded the Construction Health and Safety Group (CHSG) Beaumont Safety Trophy for the SkySiren, anti-entrapment solution.

The Beaumont Trophy is awarded to one entrant each year in recognition of the best new working methods for the prevention of construction industry accidents.

Nationwide Platforms said that the SkySiren has already been used on more than 30 sites across the UK, including projects, such as Heathrow Airport, Crossrail and the Scottish Hydro Arena. It is designed to prevent death or injury to an operator who finds themselves trapped between the platform's control panel and an obstruction.

Mick Ledden, executive director of business development and key accounts at Nationwide Platforms, said, "We're very proud to have received the Beaumont Safety Trophy as a result of our commitment to safe working at height. Our business has been dedicated to leading the access industry in finding a solution to entrapment and the SkySiren represents that dedication.

"We will continue to strive to lead the way forward in all areas of safe working at height for the benefit of all powered access users."

The CHSG was formed in 1952 and is a recognised provider of training and support to construction and associated industries. The organisation maintains close links with the HSE, British Standards, RoSPA, IOSH and other groups and aims to maintain and advance occupational health and safety in the construction industry.

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