The UK’s oldest truck stop, The Hollies near Cannock, has won an award for its safety credentials.


It was awarded the APEA’s Health and Safety Performance award after working with SNAP to boost its security arrangements.

CCTV with infrared cameras were installed, ANPR technologies introduced on entry and exit and payment terminals put in place to protect drivers and cargo.

David Weaver, roadside services truckstop manager at the Certas Energy-owned site, said: “The team at The Hollies, TheStop are delighted to win the Health and Safety Performance award for the work carried out at the site over the past 12 months.

“Since acquiring the site, our team has made continuous developments to create a healthy and safe environment.

“Developments have not stopped there with upgrades including reviewing and creating policies, processes, and staff training to installing full perimeter fencing, additional lighting, a self-service launderette, shower facilities, and much more.”

Ben Sheldrake, SNAP access and security manager, added: “We started by auditing the existing infrastructure at The Hollies and produced a security blueprint to secure the site. We recommended that bespoke CCTV, ANPR and payment terminals would be the best assets to optimise site security.

“Our engineers worked closely with the operations staff at The Hollies to ensure that our security technologies deter criminal activity, protect revenue, reduce staff workload and maintain their business reputation.”