Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Stay Alert And Vigilant

With no Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) or Total Recordable Injuries (TRIs) last week, it is now over a month since our last major injury.

While this is great news, it is also increases risk; after a serious incident our sense of vulnerability is heightened, and we have a sharp focus on Health and Safety, but improving performance can bring complacency, relaxation in standards and ultimately injury.  It is essential we maintain the intensity of our Health and Safety efforts, with Managers and Supervisors demonstrating their leadership out on the sites with their teams, and colleagues looking after each other, Stepping In whenever anything appears unsafe.

Adding to this concern is the fact we are approaching the holiday season and production levels are up.  CEMEX Global statistics indicate that nearly half of all fatalities across the group occur in the third quarter of the year, with contractors being at highest risk.  Our CEO, Fernando Gonzalez, has asked that we increase our focus on contractor engagement up to the end of the quarter.  In addition to specific targeted campaigns, Line Managers are asked to:

  • Carry out between 50% and 75% of VFLs with contractors.
  • Involve contractors in site Health and Safety Committees where possible.
  • Ensure Contractor Forums are taking place.
  • Promote monthly contractor recognition by Region/business.