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Health & Safety

ScotAsh achieved 10 years without a Lost Time Injury to staff or contractors in November 2012 and our team strives daily to maintain exemplary standards of Health and Safety.

We operate a Health and Safety Management System, which is certified to OHSAS 18001.

Elements of our approach to health and safety include:

  • A well-communicated health and safety policy that is reviewed annually by the Board
  • Documented health and safety practices
  • Workplace health and safety audits, including behavioural safety audits and STOP! risk assessments
  • Action plans are drawn up to address any issues emerging
  • We operate an uncompromising Drug and Alcohol policy
  • We hold monthly health, safety, environment and quality meetings
  • We hold regular toolbox talks on health and safety issues
  • We have a lone worker alarm system, linked to the control room at Longannet Power Station. If the wearer does not move for 90 seconds, it sends an automatic distress signal
  • We hold “time out for safety” events, to think, talk and learn more about safety. These include setting challenging practical safety exercises using topical scenarios.