|Safety audit on 'collect' vehicles
Local Asphalt operates an asphalt-collect business and has numerous customers collecting various materials from their sites. There was a need to ensure all customers and vehicles were safe and fit for purpose and that the company’s site rules and policies were understood.
A programme was put in place that included the following:
Drivers were taught a ‘3-point contact’ message when getting in and out of vehicles and they were encouraged to
promote and sign up to a 12-point safety essentials programme
All vehicles and drivers to be re-audited every six months
Site rules and policies were distributed and the content explained
A PPE examination of all customers and visitors was established
Identification and actioning of problem people and vehicles
Overall control of vehicles
Recording all details, defects and improvements to pass on best practices
Involvement of all staff and customers.
Customers now have a clear understanding of the safety procedures and what represents good practice. The involvement of staff and customers has helped improve the attitude to safety of all those who have participated