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Competition winner

16th June 2016

The press and social media are always quick to talk about the negative examples and accidents. At Simian Risk we know that we often cover these types of story on our blog and social media platforms. We do this because we think we can all learn something from them but we also recognise that we should all be shouting more about the excellent scaffolding work being carried out.


At Simian we’re all about improving health and safety standards so we thought it would be good to focus on the positive. With this in mind we wanted the prize to be something that would help the winner progress in their career.

We had some great entries and our panel have selected Chris Dixon as our winner and he will be taking up our prize of an Advanced CISRS course at Simian as soon as he can.

Chris’ photo taken in Plymouth shows a 40m walkway erected above sea level to enable the repainting of dolphins, man-made marine structures. Chris was working on the project when he saw the competition on Simian’s Facebook page.


When we caught up with him he said, “The job in Plymouth is one of the best I’ve ever done so when I saw the competition I immediately thought it was worth entering. When I heard I’d won I was very pleased. I was also surprised I’d won as there were so many entries!”

He added, “I’ve got 18 years’ experience but the course will be an extra skill to add to my CV which is always good.”

Dave Randles, Simian’s Safety Director said, “We had lots of great entries but the photos from Chris really stood out. They showed a great job that was complex and had been completed to a high standard. Well done to Chris and the team he worked with on this project. We look forward to Chris joining us for his advanced course.”