The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has appointed Bibby Distribution’s Andrew Mawson as Chair of its Logistics and Retail Group.
The role will fit alongside the 53-year-old’s current position as Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) at Bibby Distribution, and will see him steer a committee representing more than 1,300 IOSH members.
As Chair, Mawson will represent the sector on national HSE and industry committees, and develop webinars and events to share health and safety best practice. He will also launch IOSH’s first-ever Logistics and Retail Group Conference in 2020.
Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice at IOSH, says: “Key parts of the IOSH strategy is to enhance the standing of the profession and influence change for the better. We are delighted with this appointment and the opportunity it brings for further development of thought leadership in the logistics sector.”
Since joining Bibby Distribution in 2016, Mawson has led the company’s Road to Zero SHEQ strategy, which has reduced total accidents by a third. The programme’s success has been recognised with a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for three consecutive years and an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council (BSC).
Mawson says: “It’s an honour to be appointed to this role by IOSH. With the SHEQ and Driver Training teams, we’ve made Bibby Distribution one of the safest companies in logistics – and it’s my mission to now help the sector as a whole set new standards for safety.”
IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. With more than 48,000 members in over 130 countries, it is the world’s largest professional Health and Safety organisation.