Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Readymix Stops All Business For 90 Mins

Nothing is more important than Health and Safety.  That is the message that all Readymix employees and customers received on Monday.

All of our 200 Readymix operations and offices stopped business for 90 minutes. During the 90 minutes a Step-In  took place with 600 colleagues and 460 independent haulier contractors taking part in safety training to encourage them to ‘step-in’ and look after themselves and those working alongside them.

The training was developed internally and was delivered by key people at operational level. Through the medium of story-telling to develop confidence, colleagues were asked to look at everyday activities, for example, their ‘journey’ from the car park to the batching cabin and relate them to their colleagues.

“It is a major decision to close every plant even for 90 minutes.  We want to get everyone in our business to have the confidence to ‘step-in’ and save incidents happening. In such a potentially hazardous industry it is essential that everyone is on the alert for any unsafe practices or behaviour, after all, staying safe has no memory!  We may have had no incidents today but we want no incidents tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.  We want everyone to go home safe at the end of the day to their families and friends,” comments Lance Higgs, National Operations Director, CEMEX Readymix.