Winner of the Risk reduction through design award announced

We are delighted to announce that Zebra Technologies Europe Limited (Preston) are the winner of the ‘Risk reduction through design’ award 2023 for protecting workers from developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

The manufacturing company won the prestigious award after overcoming tough competition from innovators across a wide range of sectors. They developed an innovative design solution in-house for reduction of manual handling of printed rolls and boxes.

The award is sponsored by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) and was presented at the CIEHF’s virtual awards ceremony on 23 June.

A spokesperson for Zebra Technologies said: “The Zebra team in Preston are thrilled to be announced the winners of this ‘Risk reduction through design’ MSDs Award 2023. We continually strive towards a safe and healthy workplace for all, and encourage a culture of safety, teamwork, innovation and continuous improvement. This award reinforces our ongoing efforts and is a fantastic achievement for the team. Thank you to the HSE & CIEHF for considering our entry.”

A commendation was given to a further entry to the awards. Barrett Steel Shoreham received a commended entry for their moving trailer loading platform design solution.

Full details about the award winner and the commended entry can be found on our website: and on HSE’s social media channels.