Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Worker Involvement COMPANY: Tarmac
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Swinden Quarry, North Yorkshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP396 COMPANY TEL: 01756 731000
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Employee safety committee
ARTICLE
The safety committee at Swinden Quarry is employee-led. The Self Observed Safety Committee, known locally as the SOS, meets every month to discuss health and safety matters on site. The first half of the meeting focuses on the management reporting back on the previous month’s minutes and issues, and the second half allows the SOS (only) to discuss openly any issues in the absence of management

All the points raised are minuted and passed to the management and thereafter displayed around the site. There is also an anonymous suggestions box in the canteen for any other employees to make suggestions.

This approach has helped contribute to a period of five and a half years (or over 500,000 man hours) without a Lost Time Incident.

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