Entries for the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award are gathering pace.  Now in its second year, TT Club welcomes an extension to the deadline for entries recently announced by the organisers, to 20th July and calls for more organisations to be acclaimed as safety innovators.

The 2nd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, which aims to highlight the crucial importance of safety in the cargo handling sector and throughout the supply chain, also has as its goal the recognition of the efforts of so many companies and individuals around the world who are dedicated to ‘making it safe’ every day, and to acknowledge and foster innovation to improve safety in cargo operations and logistics.

The innovations highlighted by entry in the awards will all feature in the official ICHCA award digest after the winners are announced in October, in an effort to publicise the good work being carried out by the industry in the area of safety innovation

“At TT Club we wish to impress on the transport and logistics industry the ever-increasing need for vigilance in all aspects of operational safety, whether in terminals, at the berth, on board ship or at inland depots and warehouses or any other part of the supply chain.  While many lessons are learned, substantial risks to life, environment and assets remain to be mitigated,” comments TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox

It is within this global environment that TT Club encourages renewed focus on safety measures that will reduce the many factors that too often result in injury and in some cases fatalities, as well impact on the environment or the destruction of value in cargo or assets.

TT Club together with ICHCA commend these safety awards to those striving to improve safety records and urge organisations committed to enter their products, services or initiatives. In particular, the awards provide an important opportunity to share good ideas and good practice in relation to safety with peers around the globe

The Award is open to anyone – an individual, team or company – involved in cargo logistics.  Entrants are required to show that a product, idea, solution, process, scheme or other innovation has resulted in a demonstrable improvement to safety

The new deadline for entries is Thursday 20th July and full details of the entry process and judging criteria can be found here.

The 2017 award ceremony takes place on Tuesday 3 October at the Hotel Santa Catalina in Las Palmas after day 1 of ICHCA International’s 65th Anniversary Conference and is a principal part of the evening’s awards programme.