We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Quarter 2 2016 CEMEX Haulier Health & Safety Award is Hazelcroft Garage Ltd in recognition of their Driver Health & Safety forums.
It is vitally important to encourage the efforts made to improve the health & safety culture in our haulier companies as the tragic incident in London last week only serves to highlight safety has no memory and we have to be vigilant every day.
With this in mind we applaud Hazelcroft Garage Ltd for taking measures to improve their driver safety. This is what they did: Having previously organised Driver Health & Safety Meetings in groups of 10+ Hazelcroft Garage recognised that the format was not working, and due to the large numbers attending, drivers were reluctant to open up and discuss any issues.
In 2016 Hazelcroft Garage introduced their Driver Health & Safety forums which take place in groups of four. The meetings start with a review of the Minutes from the last meeting before reviewing Safety Alerts, Near Miss Hazard Alert Forms and completing any new Near Miss Hazard Alert Forms for any issues raised during the meeting.
Minutes are taken and reviewed at every meeting ensuring that all concerns and issues are recorded and drivers can be kept updated on progress. Hazelcroft Garage now feel that a positive health & safety culture is now being embraced rather than becoming a ‘tick box’ exercise.
The picture is of Ronnie Simpson (left) presenting the certificate to Ian Tomlinson (owner of Hazelcroft Garage, right), and the red letter prize to Driver, Nigel Clark (centre).