Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Lock Out, Tag Out, Try Out Every Time

Last week there was a worrying incident at one of our Plants.  A Plant Manager failed to ensure the safety of contractors who put themselves at risk of serious injury.  They failed to follow the lock off and isolation procedures before carrying out work on a concrete plant mixer.

There are several points at which they failed to ensure safety and given the nature of the incident and potential for serious injury, following an investigation, disciplinary action was taken against those involved.

For details of the incident please see the safety alert in the download section of the website.  This was a serious potential incident and everyone needs to talk about it with their teams to make sure nothing like this happens again.

The picture shows the area teams at Maidstone, Thorpe, Southampton and Brighton having a safety stand down to discuss isolation, the current perceptions, processes and culture in the light of recent safety alerts.  A number of fitting contractors also attended the sessions.

Well done to the teams for taking the time to put safety ahead of all else.