Glass packaging manufacturer honoured for hearing protection initiative

L-R: Dawn Pugh, Charlotte Pike and Diane Bainbridge, with sponsor Jess Mills, deputy editor of Glass International

GLASS packaging manufacturer Beatson Clark has earned award recognition for the firm’s hearing protection initiative.

The company was honoured by British Glass at the annual Glass Focus Awards in Manchester, after triumphing in the Health and Safety Action award category, sponsored by Glass International.

Beatson Clark’s sales and marketing director Dawn Pugh, marketing manager Charlotte Pike, and health and safety manager Diane Bainbridge attended the recent ceremony at the National Football Museum.

Beatson Clark said occupational noise-induced hearing loss is a widespread health issue, and the company recognises that the hearing protection devices it provides for employees are individual and require correct fitting to provide the appropriate level of protection.

The business has invested in hearing protection test validation equipment which measures any noise leakage, ensuring that the hearing protection is effective.

Beatson Clark is the first glass manufacturer in the UK to use the 3M E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Validation System, and since being introduced earlier this year, the equipment is said to have produced ‘excellent’ results.

The level of protection is measured directly and objectively, without the need for the employee to listen or respond to the test signals.

Dawn Pugh said, “We were over the moon to win this award, which recognises the important work we’re doing to ensure effective hearing protection for our colleagues. Thanks to Diane Bainbridge and her team for the work they have put into this initiative.”