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Health and safety award

October 2009

Aggregate Industries promotes true safety culture

 

Darren Loftas and Phil Molyneaux, managers from Aggregate Industries, collected the TUC Trophy for ‘worker involvement’ at the Mineral Products Association (MPA) annual health and safety awards in October.

The prestigious accolade was awarded to staff at Aggregate Industries’ Glensanda Quarry in Oban, Scotland for their innovative and inclusive approach to health and safety at the largest granite quarry in Europe.

Staff at the quarry have implemented a series of high impact visual information boards at each part of the site. The boards visualise and clearly communicate health and safety objectives, action plans, current status and successes in a format that ensures all members of staff can understand and participate.

A template design has been created and used across the site promoting best practice which can be easily shared and passed on.

Darren Loftas, from Aggregate Industries said; “Glensanda is a very large site and something like this will only work if all members of staff believe in what we are doing. The information boards involve us all and continuously encourage best practice and improvement.”

Excelling in the 'engineering initiative' category, Aggregate Industries picked up a total of 26 accolades including six highly commended submissions, eight certificates of merit and runner up on four other main awards.

In addition to the main award categories, certificates for personal contribution to health and safety were given to 14 industry employees, seven of whom are Aggregate Industries employees.

Bill Bolsover, Group Chief Executive said “Once again it was great to see so many Aggregate Industries employees collecting awards.

“These awards rely solely on the people at our sites being proud of their achievements. There is no dictation from head office – it is purely down to the individual culture of each site striving for zero incidents. Each submission comes with an immense amount of pride and I am delighted that so many of our employees have been recognised by the industry.”

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