We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Quarter 3 2017 CEMEX Haulier Health & Safety Award is Kingman Transport Services, a London based haulier delivering aggregates on behalf of CEMEX.
Kingman have been working with CEMEX for over ten years and in this period have seen a number of changes relating to Health & Safety. They regularly attend the Logistic Leadership Days at Thorpe and have always had a valued input into the day.
They have become CLOCs Champions from 2016, as well as maintaining our FORS gold accreditation status which was first achieved back in 2015. They knew from the early years when FORS was originally introduced that the industry needed to change to ensure safety of vulnerable road users within central London and surrounding boroughs. They promote high standards of Health & Safety and lead from the front where possible, and set aside funds for investing in this area. Examples of their investment and positive approach include: FORS Gold, CLOCs champions, Inclinometers on ALL articulated vehicles, 360 degree cameras in ALL vehicles, passenger door windows, and a recent investment in 20 new Econic Concrete Mixers as well as two walking floor trailers.
Martin Francis (in the picture) receives the certificate from Mark Fennell, Contract Haulage Manager for the area, for the 3rd Quarter Safety Haulier Safety award, along with their nominated driver, Marius Manolache, in recognition of his role as Lead Driver and the training he delivers – keeping new drivers safe and shaping the future of safety.
It is vitally important to encourage and recognise the efforts made to improve the Health & Safety culture in our haulier companies, as the incidents over the past months only serves to highlight that safety has no memory and we have to be vigilant every day. With this in mind we applaud Kingman Transport Services for taking measures to improve their driver and vehicle safety.
Kingman Transport Services are a leading example that positive Health & Safety culture is now being embraced and embedded into the daily operations of our industry rather than becoming a ‘tick box’ exercise.