Devon-based GripHero shortlisted in prestigious national health & safety awards – company praised for innovative product that improves the health and safety of drivers
GripHero Ltd, the developer of the world’s first fuel nozzle-mounted hand-protection dispenser, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards 2019, which honour services and products that have had the biggest impact on the health and safety industry over the past year.
The shortlisting is seen as a huge achievement for the Devon-based business, which only launched its revolutionary new hand-protection dispenser at the start of October. Despite being available to the public for less than a month, the awards recognise GripHero’s global potential, and the fact that its dispensers are changing the face of forecourts throughout the UK and Ireland, protecting the health and wellbeing of millions of drivers up and down the country.
Praised for its ingenious, yet simple, solution for protecting hands on the forecourt, GripHero’s unique dispenser ensures that hand-protection can be found on each and every fuel pump handle, putting an end to foul smelling, fuel impregnated hands, preventing cross-contamination and the spread of disease, illness and viruses such as flu.
Oli Yeo, Managing Director and the designer of GripHero, said: “Being shortlisted for this award has been a great way to welcome GripHero to the forecourts. For us, it endorses the positive impact of our product, which not only helps drivers’ limit the risk of coming into contact with dirty or contaminated fuel handles on a daily basis, but which also prevents the risk of ignition in the refueling zone through use of the world’s first anti-static hand-protection material in our dispensers.”
Oli added: “It is so rewarding to see GripHero being installed in more and more forecourts each day. The recognition from this shortlisting confirms the urgent need for unmissable and convenient hand-protection on forecourts globally.”
By placing dispensers on each and every fuel nozzle handle, GripHero hopes to end the all-too-common customer experience where drivers struggle to find hand-protection, due to empty or poorly located dispensers. Its research shows that despite 75% of people actively looking to keep their hands clean, four out of five people have trouble finding hand-protection at garages and forecourts up and down the country.
GripHero Ltd’s success in the awards will be determined by a public vote, which opens in January 2019. Once the vote has closed in March, the top three winners will be chosen. They will be presented with their trophies later in the year.