HEALTH and safety is high on the list of priorities at Bolton bakery firm Warburtons.

A total of 22 management team members from the company's Bolton bakeries and the Runcorn depot have achieved "Managing Safely" qualifications from the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health.

They had to complete a five-day practical course based on risk management and control.

Managing Director Brett Warburton said: "The skill gained will enable the management team in Bolton and Runcorn to implement up-to-the-minute safety procedures in their departments.

"It is part of a company-wide commitment to maintaining and developing first class health and safety practices across the business."