Safety design wins top award for Chipping Sodbury student

May 03 2017

ENGINEERING student Dan Wilkie was in the spotlight at a major event when he won an award for a safety design.

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ENGINEERING student Dan Wilkie was in the spotlight at a major event when he won an award for a safety design.

Dan’s project involved developing a visual and audible indication to alert users if a ladder was being used at an unsafe angle.

The Chipping Sodbury School pupil’s idea was judged as part of a competition run through the Young Engineer for Britain mentoring programme and won the national award for marketability.

It was presented to him by the 2006 young engineer for Britain, Ruth Amos, at the Big Bang event - the UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair - at the NEC in Birmingham.  

Competitions manager Joanne Mitchell said: “Daniel was an exemplary student and his project showed the greatest potential for commercial and marketable use.

“We very much hope he will continue to develop the project and to see it available in stores in the not too distant future.’”