We are working to the goal of zero harm
In 2011, we recorded the fewest injuries since records began. This was a great achievement, but there is more we can do. View our health and safety performance.
Many of our employees, subcontractors and third party workers work with heavy equipment and vehicles daily. We are exposed to a variety of risks which can endanger health and life. For this reason health and safety is our number one priority at Aggregate Industries.
To improve our performance in this area we are aware that our health and safety culture needs a stronger commitment from everyone to work safely, an absolute ban on shortcuts and unnecessary risk taking, a strict willingness to correct unsafe acts and conditions immediately and a firm belief that all injuries and occupational illnesses can be prevented. We must continue improving until we achieve zero harm.
What is good practice in health and safety?
Safety is not just a management issue, unsafe behaviour should not be accepted by anyone. To help embed health and safety as our number one priority, we revised and trained all employees in our cardinal rules during 2010. In addition to this, all our managers have received incident and investigation training, designed to ensure we can fully understand why incidents occur and seek to ensure they do not happen again. We want to keep everyone safe.
Health and safety standard OHSAS 18001
As you would expect from a company with health and safety as its number one priority, all our operations are certificated and maintained to OHSAS 8001. Our health and safety policy documents our commitment towards health and safety for all employees, subcontractors, visitors and third party workers.