The excellent long term health and safety record of Thorne based toolmakers, Mason Pinder, part of Polypipe Group plc, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic piping systems, has resulted in a grand total of £2400 having now been donated to the Doncaster branch of Cancer Research.

The charity’s local representative, Mrs Kelly, visited site on the Coulman Street Industrial Estate site and met many of the Mason Pinder team to receive a cheque for £870 after the latest record performance.

Cancer Research UK are the world's leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research. They have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Thanks to their work and public support, more people are beating cancer than ever before. They support the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK to investigate all aspects of cancer. They also provide information on how to prevent cancer, and help people cope with its effects by providing information for cancer patients and their families, health professionals and the general public.

The cheque was presented by Polypipe Chief Executive Officer David Hall, watched by Mason Pinder General Manager Alan Fowler and Mason Pinder’s employees. David Hall, Polypipe CEO said, “The site’s excellent health and safety record of 2500 days without a ‘time lost’ accident is an outstanding achievement, this is a significant milestone of which everyone at Mason Pinder can be very proud.”

Polypipe, who were awarded the RoSPA Gold Award in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015 for its excellent health and safety standards, introduced its ‘Charity Award for Safety and Health (CASH)’ scheme as an additional incentive and recognition of the contribution employees make to health and safety standards on manufacturing sites aroung the Group.

Polypipe donates £5 per employee at the site once it reaches 500 days without a lost time accident, and £10 per employee once they reach 1000 days, £15 per employee once they reach 1500 days £20 per employee once they reach 2000 days, and £25 per employee once they reach 2500 days.

This is the forth cheque Mason Pinder have awarded to Cancer Research, the first being awarded in 2011 when they reached 1000 days without a lost time accidents. Other Polypipe sites have reached 500 and 1000 days without a lost time accident, but Mason Pinder is the first to achieve the milestone of 2500 days.

“We are delighted with the way this scheme continues to deliver,” said the Group Head of Health Safety and Environment, Kris Ramsey. “It has great benefits for employees and management culminating in a substantial cash donation to a worthy charity. The team continues to do an excellent job.”

For further information, please contact: Kris Ramsey, Polypipe Head of Health Safety and Environment on 01709 770 000.

Date: 20 November 2015