Reducing Resonance Reaps Rewards!

Stanton Bonna wins prestigious MPA award

Stanton Bonna’s Steve Hallam, Operations Support Manager and Shaun Marsh, Engineering Manager, with the Occupational Good Health Award.  (photograph supplied courtesy of Mineral Products Association Ltd)

The Mineral Products Association Health & Safety Conference and Awards 2013 were held on Tuesday 12 November at BAFTA in London. The event recognises best practice within the mineral products industry, rewarding and highlighting progress in health and safety initiatives.

The theme of this year's conference was 'Advancing competence . . . Addressing the Challenges' and hosted by Julian Worricker (BBC News presenter).

With over 145 entries for the 7 categories the competition was intense.

But Stanton Bonna's commitment to improving health and safety was finally rewarded as they were announced as WINNER in the Occupational Good Health category.

Stanton Bonna have carried out a number of initiatives over the past 2-3 years to eliminate and reduce noise and vibration levels and so help reduce the risk of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and whole body vibration (WBV). These included redesigning work activities, job sharing, trigger time analysis, tool management, employee briefings and consultation, and detailed training sessions for managers and supervisors.

As part of the winning entry a video was produced to show the benefits of using an inverter to give a variable speed vibrator as oppose to the original fixed speed system. This allowed resonant frequencies and vibration to be eliminated as well as significantly reducing noise levels.
You can watch the video by clicking this link

Stanton Bonna's reputation for Health and Safety initiatives has been recognised by many prestigious awards. Other awards won include:

The British Precast Best Practice Awards 2013
Winner Outstanding Contribution to Health & Safety:
Gran Rowe, Stanton Bonna Concrete.
Winner Concrete Targets: Gold Award - 6th consecutive year for Health & Safety initiatives and accident reduction.
Highly Commended Health & Safety Best Practice
for work on reducing noise and vibration.

The Mineral Products Association's Health & Safety Conference and Awards 2012
Winner Frank Davies Trophy for Health and Safety Initiatives, for companies with less than 1,000 employees.
Runner Up Engineering Initiatives
Stanton Bonna submitted a video to demonstrate the initiative with a Safer By Design offloading system. You can view the Stanton Bonna video on YouTube at

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