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REF:        TWI 398                                 DATE:  27th January 2011

EMBARGO:    For Immediate Release


Market-leading loading and unloading equipment specialists Thorworld Industries Ltd has achieved the prestigious SAFEcontractor accreditation in recognition of its high standards of health and safety practices.

Under the independent SAFEcontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines their health and safety procedures and track record for safe practice.

Only those companies that meet the very highest standards are accepted into the scheme.  Accredited contractors are then included on a database enabling member organisations to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on-site.  What’s more, these users agree that they will only engage those contractors who have received accreditation.

The SAFEcontractor scheme has been running since 1999 and a wealth of well-known names have signed up to use the scheme to vet contractors, including Nestle, Kellogg, Debenhams and Virgin to name but a few.

Thorworld managing director John Meale said: "Health and safety is vitally important to us, in everything we do - it’s a fundamental keystone of our business from initial product design and development through to manufacturing and installation.

"SAFEcontractor accreditation allows us to further demonstrate our positive commitment to health and safety, confirming to prospective customers that we have all the right systems and procedures firmly in place."

Thorworld is firmly established as one of the foremost designers, manufacturers and suppliers to the loading bay and materials handling sectors and is recognised as both a market leader and innovator in the supply of quality engineered equipment.

BSI registered with ISO 9002 accreditation since 1992, it was one of the first companies in the industry to achieve the latest international quality management ISO 9001 (2008) standard, and now has an extensive list of prestige customers across a wide range of industries and business types, including distribution, logistics, transport, retail, food, drink, manufacturing, industry, waste management and recycling and the service sector.

Thorworld provides a one-stop, single source for the UK’s widest range of high quality loading bay and materials handling equipment, safety aids and accessories, including dock seals and shelters, dock levellers, modular loading docks, dock plates and boards, dock and vehicle bumpers, wheel chocks, vehicle restraints, traffic lights, dock lights, wheel guides and alignment curbs, access ramps, trailer safety jacks and mobile yardramps -  (yardramps are available for purchase or rental on a sale or return basis through the company’s RentARamp division) - together with the Truckloada mobile yardlift and the Dockloada scissor lift platform.

For more information about Thorworld’s market-leading loading/unloading equipment and to obtain a copy of their latest Product Range Catalogue contact: Thorworld Industries Ltd, telephone 01246 260981, e-mail: or visit

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Photo Caption: Thorworld, which specialises in the supply of loading and unloading equipment, has been awarded SAFEcontractor accreditation in recognition of its high standards of health and safety.

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