Winder Power, a leading UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, has been announced as a Gold award winner in the annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016, hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Building on the Silver award that Winder Power received last year, this Gold award reflects the company’s continued commitment to workplace safety and focus on improving their health and safety performance. 

Winder Power’s record of consecutive days without a reportable accident resulting in lost work time for any of the technicians, engineers or other personnel recently passed 1,250 days and is still climbing.  The record extends back to 2012 and encompasses all of Winder Power’s projects across the UK and worldwide, as well as within their own state-of-the-art factory in Leeds.

Speaking about the award, Paul Matthews, general manager of Winder Power Ltd, said; “We make a massive effort to put safety at the top of our agenda on the Winder Power board but I must make tribute to our great staff, as without their complete engagement we never would have achieved this award.We’re also delighted that our customers can be confident in the knowledge that any project we undertake is completed to the highest degree of safety and standards, as this1,250 day milestone and Gold award strengthen our position as a trustworthy and safe service provider in the transformer industry.”

Winder Power specialises in the design, construction, deployment and management of distribution transformers and power transformers up to 60MVA. Its rotating-machines division (Newton Derby), is the leading manufacturer of exciters for the power generation industry. Winder serves a wide range of customers in the utilities, renewable energy, and industrial sectors across the UK and internationally. Key clients include SSE plc, NIE Networks, Electricity North West, GE Energy, Ineos Chemicals, and Air Products. With a history dating back to 1898, all Winder products continue to be designed, hand wound and assembled at the company’s 80,000-square foot factory in Leeds.