Finalists announced for 2016 Design4Safety Award.

8 August, 16

The finalists for the 2016 Design4Safety Awards have now been decided across the six award categories encompassing all aspects of the materials handling industry.

The awards, organised by BITA, are open to all companies exhibiting at IMHX 2016, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 13-16 September. They are focused on designing safety into products and services with the aim being to highlight the importance of product or service design in improving safety standards. By focusing on design for safety the awards recognise innovative thinking, regardless of the type or cost of the product or service.

Commenting on the entries BITA Secretary General James Clark said: “We have had a fantastic range of entries for the Awards. The breadth and quality of entries shows just how seriously designers take safety, and this has made selecting the finalists a difficult task.”


The categories and finalists are:


  • Industrial Vehicles:

Tagging and checklist system – Good to Go Safety

Combi-WR Walkie Reach – Combilift Ltd

PowerMount – B&B Attachments

Guardian Stability System – Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK

WAV 60 Work Assist Vehicle – Crown Lift Trucks

G2 Engine – Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK

Safely Working with Lift Trucks Video Training Module – Mentor Training

Pedestrian detection and speed control system – Jungheinrich UK Ltd


  • Automation:

KASTOunicompact 3.5 – KASTO Ltd

BT Optio OSE250 with remote drive – Toyota Material Handling UK

Linde Robotics – Linde Material Handling UK Ltd


  • Goods-in/Goods-out:

Pallet Lid – Loadhog Ltd

Domino 400kg Automatic – Zonzini UK

Safety Light Grille – Hörmann


  • Racking & Storage:

Tagging and checklist system – Good to Go Safety

RackNets – Warehouse Partners

RackEye – A-Safe (UK) Ltd

Half Plastic Pallet – Nortpalet Fabrica S.L

EQ range of collapsible containers – BITO Storage Systems Limited

Rhino II – Gondola Skate Moving Systems Inc


  • Technology:

Toyota ISite Smartphone app with instant alerts – Toyota Material Handling UK

Crown InfoLink – Crown Lift Trucks Ltd


  • Warehouse infrastructure:

SLC 800 E4 Safe – LKE UK



“We now move on to the final judging stage. Winning entries will be judged on the basis of those which provide the strongest evidence of a measurable contribution to the level of safety awareness, or rate of incident reduction achieved by the design. Good luck to all the finalists, and the winners will be announced on Thursday 15th September at the SHD Logistics Awards ceremony”, concluded James.


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