|Managing major cement plant shutdown with 20 contracting companies
Tunstead cement plant undertakes an annual maintenance shutdown lasting about a month. Over 200 contractors employing a range of specialist skills are used during the shutdown.
In 2011, a more holistic approach was adopted to improve the safety standards during the shutdown. Planning commenced seven months prior to the shutdown. The range of initiatives
Reviewing all contractor risk assessments and method statements
Site and task specific inductions for all contractors utilising a competency assessment so that no contractor would be allocated work where he or she had no demonstrable competence.
Consistent and highly visible (on contractor database) standard of contractor induction
No significant conflict with contractors – the project progressed smoothly and without incident
Contractors could be matched to tasks by the use of the competency matrix
No lost time injuries.