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Health & Safety

CEMEX UK Awarded Industry’s Highest Health & Safety Award

Last week was a proud moment for CEMEX UK as we were awarded the MPA’s John Crabbe trophy for outstanding excellence in Health & Safety.“The winner has excelled in each of the key areas in which the MPA judges awarding the John Crabbe Trophy”, comments from the judges of the 2015 Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health & Safety Awards. 

The prestigious trophy was presented to CEMEX UK Country President, Jesus Gonzalez, and Health & Safety Director, Andrew Taylor, at the annual MPA conference and awards held in London last week.

According to the judges CEMEX UK excelled in four key areas: Leadership training with Visible Felt Leadership targets for all Managers, health and wellbeing embedded as a core value, “Stepping in” to prevent unsafe behaviour is part of the company’s culture at all levels and strong  management of contractors.

Jesus Gonzalez, Country President CEMEX UK, commented: “Health and Safety is our No. 1 priority for colleagues, contractors and those coming on to CEMEX sites. I am delighted that our industry and the independent judges are rewarding and recognising the outstanding work we are doing to ensure everyone goes home safe at the end of the working day. Safety has no memory, so safe practices have to be in both our heads and our hearts, and a part of our DNA.”

This is the second time in three years that CEMEX UK has been awarded the John Crabbe Trophy.  In addition this year CEMEX UK was presented with the Blue Circle Trophy in the Transport Category for a campaign to reduce rollovers by articulated trucks, and the BACMI Trophy for Contractors Safety,  for measures to develop a strong safety partnership with contractors with the aim of making ‘one team’ which constantly improves safety.