A BANBURY firm was recognised for its safety as it qualified for the 1966 British Safety Council Industrial Safety Award.

A representative of Percy Gilkes Printers was set to be awarded at a banquet held at Guildhall, London on June 23.

The banquet was the highlight of the golden jubilee year of the voluntary safety movement.

Literature and posters supplied by the Safety Council are always on display in the works , and safety on the machines is one of the most important features of training.

Safety Council controller James Tye said: "If every firm were up to the standard of our award winners, about 300,000 workers would be spared injury and the industry would save £120m each year."