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Leeds dealer wins industry safety award

14 December, 2011

Faisal Rana of Leeds-based United Petroleum UK won £1,000 at the Xmo Strata Forecourt Safety Awards. Faisal won the award for providing a constant improvement in health and safety on forecourts. The judges lavished praise on the comprehensive package of ideas, systems, processes and thoughts which went into a programme which collectively he calls the 'Goal Zero Initiative'.

The judges said the initiative provided cost-effective and easy-to-implement safety ideas. The entry came with good supporting evidence, offered operational and behavioural benefits, and was well thought-out (including costings and implementation).

Runners-up in the awards scheme were Paul Picano of Gilbarco Veeder-Root (for a van ‘safety station’) and Ady Whitehill, an Xmo Strata sign fitter (for a fall arrest system). The judging panel was chaired by Xmo Strata Managing Director, Steve Martin (who did not have a vote) – other members were Jeff Woodward (Lend Lease Corporation), Colin James (Artelia UK), Sean Pointon (ABB), Paul Suchudolski (Snax24), James Garton (BP Oil UK) and Terry Moody (Gilbarco Veeder-Root). Judges were ineligible to vote where a conflict of interest existed.