Best Practice

LOCATION: Other ARTICLE YEAR 2011
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Tarmac Limited
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: West Region
BEST PRACTICE No: BP773 COMPANY TEL: 07702 635724
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Safe maintenance through competency
ARTICLE
Description

Tarmac identified 61% of its maintenance injuries involved the use of small tools and equipment. It took the following action to improve the competency of its maintenance teams;
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1. Set up a bi-annual assessment of maintenance employees competency, identifying gaps and creating an individual performance development plan
2. Established Maintenance Section Leaders (MSL) Forums. These meet 4 times per year to share best practice, discuss common issues, agree key messages and maintenance strategies for the future
3. Developed a detailed Toolbox Talk for the maintenance teams titled ‘Safe to be a Fitter’
4. Introduced a maintenance management system to remove the risk from unplanned breakdowns.


Benefits

• Reduction in Lost Time, and Non Lost Time Injuries and the associated costs
• Reduction in the number of categories of maintenance related injuries
• All maintenance staff now have a personal development plan
• A proactive and engaged team of Maintenance Section Leader
• Development of the ‘Safe to be a Fitter’ Toolbox Talk by the MSL
• Improved plant availability leading to reduced complaints and wastage
• Improved spares management
• Recognition by the European Agency for Health and Safety - European Good Practice Awards 2010
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