Cambuslang-based Carrier Transicold Glasgow has secured the top spot in the 2017 Carrier Safe awards for the first time, scoring 98 per cent in Carrier’s independent health and safety programme. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Created in 2011 in collaboration with the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF), the Carrier Safe programme was developed to promote high environmental, health and safety (EH&S) standards across Carrier Transicold’s network of service partners operating in 22 key locations across the UK. All network service partners are audited annually with the highest scoring firm rewarded with the opportunity to conduct further training with the EEF.
“Winning this award is recognition for the incredible effort our team puts in to ensure health and safety practices are strictly followed across the business every day,” said David Hogg, managing partner, Carrier Transicold Glasgow. “This accolade demonstrates to our customers that our professional approach always places compliance and the safety of our employees at the forefront of what we do, which, in turn, helps us deliver the best service possible.”
Carrier Transicold Eastern’s Ipswich and Carrier Transicold Manchester service centres were jointly awarded second place, each scoring 95 per cent.
The stringent 172-point independent judging criteria allows network service partners to continually evaluate their performance and identify any areas in need of improvement in order to develop an action plan to help maintain consistently high EH&S standards.
“Safety can’t be taken for granted so it’s important to us, as a manufacturer, to ensure that our customers are supported by skilled engineers who always adhere to a strict safety code,” said Scott Dargan, managing director, Carrier Transicold Northern Europe and Service EMEAR. “Since Carrier Safe began, we’ve seen a real commitment from our network service partners – scoring an average of 92 per cent across our network this year.”
Each network service partner is an independent company that provides support to customers operating Carrier Transicold equipment. The network collectively employs more than 160 mobile service engineers, supporting Carrier Transicold’s full range of light commercial vehicle, truck and trailer refrigeration equipment.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 45 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carriertransicold.co.uk. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.