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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Worker Involvement COMPANY: Tarmac
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Scorton Quarry, North Yorkshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP523 COMPANY TEL: 01748 811768
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Scorton Quarry safety week
ARTICLE
A ‘Reinvigorating Safety Programme’ had been rolled out to employees which was geared around desk based training and presentations. In a move away from the more theoretical aspect of training, a more practical event was needed to help engage workers in the safety issues.

A project team was drawn together to plan an event that would raise awareness on safety. The event was to be interactive and measurable and be attended by the whole workforce without business grinding to a halt.

The time period for the sessions was therefore restricted to half a day. To try and broaden the knowledge that was gained, workers from various disciplines were put in to groups of 8-10. The areas that were covered included:
- Hazard spotting;
- Risk assessment;
- Tyre safety;
- All round vision safety;
- Truck mixer safety;
- Mobile plant isolation technology;
- Bitumen tanker safety;
- Mobile plant safety initiatives;
- Golden Rules;
- Conveyor safety;
- PPE;
- Mini digger challenge; and
- F1 pit stop challenge.

There was time for attendees to meet new people away from their workplace and discuss their thoughts with them. The day also presented new ideas to the workforce from which they could benefit.

Throughout the day, teams worked through a questionnaire and workbook. This safety week has helped create an
enthusiasm towards, and increased awareness of, safety issues.
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