Over 50 cement truck drivers, working from the Rugby, South Ferriby and Tilbury plants have used the Blackline G7 safety system for the last year. This solution is the only one in the world that offers work-anywhere wireless, two-way voice communication, monitoring for health events, gas leaks and injuries.
They are ideal for those who are lone-working, particularly at night-time when drivers may feel more vulnerable. CEMEX’s main priority is ensuring the health and safety of all its employees and contractors, and it has now decided to explore implementation of the system for those working with readymix trucks in the south, and some of those in the asphalt sector of the business.
Barrie Flitton, Operations Manager for Logistics at CEMEX, commented: “Keeping our workers safe is a consistent motivation for us as we develop our business and the systems we use. We invested in the Blackline Safety System because of its superior functionality and usability, and the feedback from drivers has been so positive we are now keen to utilise this technology elsewhere. We want our drivers to feel confident and supported, whatever time of the day or night they are working.”
Dave, one of CEMEX’s night-time drivers, added: “I have worked nights for a few years now delivering to quarries and unmanned sites in the dark and I used to worry about my safety at times. For the last year we have been using the Blackline G7 and I feel so much safer at night now; I don’t need to rely on someone to remember where I am and that I am on my own at an unmanned site.
“The system for me works very well and is simple to use. The pager is easily activated by me by the switch or if I fall it goes off automatically and I get a call from a manager or despatch through the device. The GPS is also much improved and we now have the ability to set off a silent or audible alarm if needed.”
About CEMEX: CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials and the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, with 3,000 people employed across 450 sites nationwide. In this country, we are a leading provider of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers with annual sales of around £1 billion.
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