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Devon-based GripHero takes silver in prestigious national health & safety awards

GripHero Ltd, the developer of the world’s first fuel nozzle-mounted hand-protection dispenser, has won silver at the prestigious Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards 2019, which honour services and products that have had the biggest impact on the health and safety industry over the past year.

Winning second place is seen as an outstanding achievement for the Devon-based business, which only launched its revolutionary new forecourt fuel pump dispenser and anti-static, fully recyclable hand-protection in October 2018. Since then GripHero has gone on to introduce bright pink recycling bins and the world’s first oxo-biodegradable hand-protection option for forecourts.

The award recognises GripHero’s global potential, and the fact that its dispensers are changing the face of forecourts throughout the UK and Ireland, protecting the health and wellbeing of millions of drivers up and down the country.

Sarah Robinson, Managing Editor for Tomorrow’s Health & Safety commented: “The Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards celebrate the most innovative products and services in the industry. As ever, we have had an overwhelming response and received thousands of votes. I’d like to offer my congratulations to GripHero on being placed second in these prestigious awards.”

Praised for its ingenious, yet simple, solution for protecting hands on the forecourt, GripHero’s unique dispenser ensures that hand-protection can be found on each and every fuel pump handle, putting an end to foul smelling, fuel impregnated hands, preventing cross-contamination and the spread of disease, illness and viruses such as flu.

Oli Yeo, Managing Director and the designer of GripHero, said: “Winning silver at these prestigious awards is a fantastic achievement for GripHero, especially since the product was only rolled out in October. For us, this recognition highlights the positive impact of GripHero, which not only helps drivers’ limit the risk of coming into contact with dirty or contaminated fuel handles on a daily basis, but which also prevents the risk of ignition in the refuelling zone through use of the world’s first anti-static hand-protection material in our dispensers.”

Oli added: “Each and every day GripHero is being installed in more forecourts across the UK and Ireland, taking a step towards creating a safer, cleaner, more environmentally friendly environment for the public. Winning this award is a great achievement and the start of an even brighter future for GripHero.”

By placing dispensers on each and every fuel nozzle handle, GripHero hopes to end the all-too-common customer experience where drivers struggle to find hand-protection, due to empty or poorly located dispensers. Its research shows that despite 75% of people actively looking to keep their hands clean, four out of five people have trouble finding hand-protection at garages and forecourts up and down the country.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Lizzie Bailey .

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