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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Worker Involvement COMPANY: Hanson Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Whatley Quarry, Somerset
BEST PRACTICE No: BP135 COMPANY TEL: 01373 452515
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Roving committee meetings
ARTICLE
The safety committee at this large quarry, near Frome, has stepped up its role in recent years by increasing the regularity of meetings and the number of attendees, who are elected by the workforce. The committee members are hands-on and hold “roving meetings”, where they visit locations around the site to discuss particular issues. They find it easier to discuss how to tackle a problem when it can be visualised in this way.

The committee has been responsible for introducing a new method of labelling and identifying hazards found on safety inspections, and for devising a system for employees to report unsafe acts using a pocketsized notebook with tear off slips.
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