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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Worker Involvement COMPANY: CEMEX UK Materials
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Dove Holes Quarry, Derbyshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP133 COMPANY TEL: 01298 77531
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Safety committee – a re-evaluation
ARTICLE
A review of the health and safety committee at this Buxton quarry has made it more dynamic and tailored its approach to fit the company’s focus on positive safety culture, and on attitudes and behaviours. In the past, much of the committee’s time was spent on creating lists of maintenance tasks, but the physical standards of the site were not being fully addressed.

The committee is now involved in development and review of risk assessments and safe systems of work. It has also supported the introduction of behavioural initiatives, such as the selfpolicing “stop & think questionnaires”, and developed “near hit” (near miss) and hazard reporting.

Where necessary, smaller working groups will be set up to investigate individual issues and report back to the committee with proposals for action.
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