STOCKTON company has achieved a 12-month accident-free record.

Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has 16 operational branches nationwide, including at Middlesbrough and Sunderland.

Between July 2016 and June this year, it traded without a single reportable accident – particularly impressive when it carries out more than 1500 crane operations every week.

Chris Watchman, safety health environment and quality (SHEQ) director, said: “Achieving zero reportable accidents is a true demonstration of how we live by our ‘safety first’ core value and long may it continue.

“The safety of our employees and those who we interact with is our number one priority.”

The company has more than 400 employees across 17 locations and has aspired to achieve a target of zero reportable accidents for years.

Appointing a national transport manager at the end of 2016 also signalled the company’s commitment to transport safety.

One of the largest fleets of its kind in the UK, it has 50 lorry-mounted loader crane vehicles and has bespoke driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) modules so internal training can be delivered.