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Mars achieves zero manual handling accidents

11 April 2017

MARS Chocolate has achieved a zero per cent manual handling accident rate thanks to Pristine Condition International, an Oxfordshire-based company founded by former Olympic coach and weightlifting world record holder Davy Snowdon MBE.

The global confectionary giant dramatically slashed employee accident rates in just over three years at its UK manufacturing base in Slough, UK, using scientific principles perfected for more than a century by world-leading Olympic weightlifters.

Louisa Mead, HSE advisor, MARS Chocolate, said: “Manual handling injuries were a serious concern – not just in terms of downtime but to the wellbeing of our employees and their families. In less than four years we have seen behavioural changes inspired by Pristine Condition result in a reduction of manual handling injury rates by 50 per cent after the first year, 70 per cent in year two and zero per cent in 2016.” 

Pristine Condition CEO Snowdon recently delivered a keynote speech at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) annual conference in Monaco to explain how he is employing scientifically-proven weightlifting principles to reduce injuries in the workplace and home.