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ScotAsh Achieves 12 Years Without an LTI

on Mon, 01/12/2014 - 15:37

ScotAsh reached a key safety milestone at the end of November, achieving 12 years without a Lost Time Incident.

The entire team works hard to ensure everyone stays safe 365 days a year – and Toolbox Talks and training exercises are held regularly to ensure that, if an accident occurred, everyone would know what to do.

Production Manager Jim Donnelly said: "Reaching the fantastic milestone of 12 years without a LTI is down to a team effort, 365 days a year. Everyone in the team is committed to upholding excellent safety standards.

"All staff at ScotAsh receive health and safety training appropriate to their role, from Toolbox Talks and First Aid Training to IOSH and NEBOSH courses. We also conduct safety scenario training, involving practical exercises, such as a working at height rescue.

"The mock incidents test the robustness of our systems and procedures and employee responses. Learning points from these exercises, such as unclear procedures or gaps in employee knowledge are used to further improve our systems and responses."

ScotAsh Chairman, Allan Everett added: "During the year we held, or organised via external providers, a number of health and safety related courses, including First Aid, Safety Passport and Visible Felt Leadership refresher training, as well as forklift and mancage training and a course on the prevention and management of Legionella.

"We were delighted that our positive safety culture was recognised once again in September with our eighth consecutive health and safety award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and our fourth Gold Medal."

He added: "In addition to health and safety we place great emphasis on employee wellbeing and have run a number of successful campaigns to date ranging from healthy eating and smoking cessation, to cancer awareness and alcohol."