The first ever CEMEX global Aggregates conference took place in Manchester with a visit to the largest CEMEX UK quarry, Dove Holes, in Buxton, Derbyshire. 38 delegates from 14 countries came to discuss key issues of health & safety, operations, commercial and trading, reviewing the global as well as the local market and the latest industry and CEMEX developments.
The key objective of the 2-day conference was to share best practice, providing delegates with an invaluable opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world.
Health and Safety was top of the agenda with Health and Safety Director, Andy Taylor discussing the success of the UK’s Visible Felt Leadership programme as well as other topics. He emphasized the importance of VFL in achieving an interdependent, team safety culture. To date this year, 3202 VFL visits have been made by senior management resulting in 6900 safety conversations across the CEMEX UK business."
Commenting at the conference Lex Russell, VP Aggregates, said "CEMEX is one of the top five aggregate producers in the world with operations in many countries. Collaboration and sharing best practice is essential. This conference is an excellent opportunity for colleagues to get an insight into some of the excellent work being carried out in CEMEX."
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- 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-block paving, and concrete 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