CEMEX UK awarded industry’s highest Health & Safety award

CEMEX UK has been awarded the industry’s most prestigious Health and Safety Award, the John Crabbe Memorial Trophy at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health and Safety Awards 2013. The trophy, which was presented during a ceremony at BAFTA, is awarded for outstanding excellence in health and safety.

CEMEX UK had to demonstrate excellence in the four areas of Leadership & engagement; Worker Involvement; Management of Contractors and Health, stress & wellbeing to be eligible.

Significant company initiatives in these areas include; the company's LEGACY leadership training programme; the coaching of managers and supervisors to equip them in delivering compelling health and safety messages; the promotion of worker involvement through a “Please look after me” campaign intended to encourage employees to challenge unsafe behaviours, and a programme of 18 Health and Safety Days using forum theatre to maximise engagement. In addition a new prequalification and feedback process for all contractors and a Health Community on the company’s internal web site have also been introduced

“Everyone in CEMEX has worked very hard and shown great commitment to looking after themselves and each other. I am delighted that our efforts have been recognised by the MPA and the independent judges who are involved in the awards.

“We have made significant strides to our ultimate goal of zero incidents and being the best for our families, but as we constantly remind ourselves, safety has no memory. “ comments Jesus Gonzalez, President CEMEX UK.


Other awards achieved:

Building Products, Floors – Winner, Engineering initiatives
Attenborough Quarry – Runner-up, Contractor Safety
Building Products, Rail Solutions – Highly Commended, Engineering Initiatives
CEMEX  Asphalt – Highly Commended, Bitumen; Asphalt; Contract Surfacing: Promoting Safer Behaviour
CEMEX UK  - Highly Commended, Leadership; Training and Management Systems Initiative
Halkyn Quarry – Highly Commended, Occupational Good Health
Leamouth Wharf – Highly Commended, Worker Involvement

Individual Recognition:

Gary Pell  - Attenborough Quarry
Barrie March – Building Products, Floors
Kavan Ramsey – Halkyn Quarry

More information:

For further information contact Elizabeth Young, email: Elizabeth.young@cemex.com telephone: 01932 583214

  • Helping to build a Greater Britain – CEMEX’s vision is to help build a greater Britain by providing solutions to construction problems through our innovative building materials, our expertise, our understanding of the construction issues and our people.  We aim to create the best service and the best solutions for a better future.    
  • CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the concrete- paving and block sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 360 locations, to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk, www.CEMEX.com

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