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A Healthy Hat-trick for Great Bear

We are very pleased to announce that Great Bear has been awarded three prestigious Health & Safety accolades so far in 2015.

SHD Award

Firstly Great Bear won the prestigious. SHD Magazine ‘SHD 2015 Logistics Award for Safety’, at its annual awards ceremony held in London during March.


Our application was based on our ‘Managing MHE’ programme, which resulted in significant results in 2014 – delivering a 57% reduction in reportable accidents and over 90% reduction in days lost due to MHE related accidents.

RoSPA Gold Award

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards are internationally recognised and have become one of the most sought after accolades for organisations across industry.


The RoSPA award was a detailed submission based on our Safety Management system, this was supported by over 80 documents from across the business.

The Gold Award is the highest that can be achieved and is in recognition of our excellent management of Health & Safety over the last few years.

Safecontractor Accreditation

Great Bear has also been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health & safety. The accreditation applies to the whole business.


Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health & safety management amongst UK contractors.