Health & Safety

Health & Safety

CEMEX Haulier Health & Safety Awards 2017 – Q4 Winner

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Quarter 4 2017 CEMEX Haulier Health & Safety Award goes to Dowse Haulage, based in Brigg, Lincolnshire, who deliver bulk cement on behalf of CEMEX. This Award is in recognition of the development of an App for their drivers giving them instant access to Health & Safety information via their Smartphones.

Dowse Haulage are a FORS Silver accredited operator and have recognised that giving drivers access to key Health & Safety information is vital in keeping them safe whilst on the job. Information such as emergency contacts, Safe Systems of Work and Near Miss forms are available to all drivers, no matter where they are, at the touch of a button.

The App is in addition to their continued investment in fleet safety and driver training. All drivers have undergone on road cycle training and all vehicles are fitted with 360 camera systems, side scan and flashing cyclist warning signs.

Paul Mansfield, Safety Manager and nominated Dowse employee, receives the certificate and Red Letter Day Award from Sean Page, Terminals and Contract Haulage Operations Manager, as a result of his commitment and dedication to assisting Dowse Haulage gaining FOR Silver status and acknowledgement of his work with driver training.

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 Dowse Haulage for taking measures to improve their driver and vehicle safety.

Dowse Haulage 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.