A commitment to safe working has helped a Birmingham steel operation to beat off the challenge from rivals across the world to land a top award.
Employees at the Corus strip processing centre at the Steelpark in Wednes-field are celebrating after being presented with the the company's chief executive award for health and safety.
The business beat off stiff competition from hundreds of Corus sites globally to scoop the prize which was in recognition of its exceptional health and safety performance.
Led by general manager Mick Horan the Wednes-field team has worked hard to improve every aspect of its health and safety.
The site has not lost any work time due to injury for more than two years.
Mr Horan said: "Everyone has worked hard on safety for the last two years. When I announced that this was going to be a business with a zero lost time injury rate, the team looked at me like I was mad but a year later we were without a lost time injury and this achievement has been maintained to this day."
Initiatives have included formal safety tours involving shift managers and team leaders, everybody has been issued with a personal safety book and a group-wide best practice programme was implemented.
Experts from other parts of Corus were brought in to advise on specific issues.
Mr Horan said: "Sharing information and learning is at the heart of the improvement. There can be no excuse for us not learning from an incident elsewhere and everyone at the site receives training each year."
The Wednesfield site is the company's largest strip service centre employing 150 people, processing more than 12,000 tonnes of steel every day and despatching 250,000 items each year.