Wren Kitchens has been recognised for its industry leading transport operations, delivering more than 2,000 kitchens a week to customers’ homes across the UK.
This month Wren’s transport team was presented with the internationally acclaimed ‘Silver Award’ at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Health and Safety Awards ceremony, at Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.
Wren has introduced a comprehensive health and safety training programme which has helped to reduce workplace accidents by 40% over four years.
Judges were also impressed with Wren’s new safer fleet – Mercedes Antos trucks – which were implemented at the beginning of the year. They’re packed full of the latest technology including cameras to aid with blind spots and audible indicators to make pedestrians and cyclists aware.
Wren Kitchens Head of Transport Operations, Lee Holmes, said: “Safety at Wren is at the heart of everything we do, so we’re proud to be recognised with this prestigious award.
“We’ve invested heavily in health and safety initiatives to further educate, and offer the very latest tools and technology, with the main aim to keep our Wren family safe as well as our customers and pedestrians.
“To enhance our own health and safety programmes, we work with industry leading specialists to take our preventative approach to a higher level.”
As manual handling is 80% of a Wren driving job, innovative safety tools have been introduced to help reduce injuries such as the Net-Lift to safely carry large objects such as fridge freezers and cookers to customers’ homes.
The UK’s number one kitchen retailer, Wren Kitchens, owns its complete supply chain from manufacturing its kitchens in its factories across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, to delivering kitchens with five depots in Howden, Barton, Bristol, Stansted and Larkhall.
It has a 400 strong logistics team that supports the busy operation of delivering 70,000 kitchens a year via its own fleet of 150 lorries and trucks.