Following the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, the United Kingdom has gone on to have one of the best combined health and safety records in the world. Taking place from 17 to 21 June 2019, UK Health and Safety Week celebrates excellence in health and safety, while recognising there is still room for improvement.
At SIG Distribution, Health and Safety goes beyond a check list of do’s and don’ts. Our goal is to achieve zero accidents, through proactivity and education, creating a culture of awareness and compliance that even the smallest action in our business plays its part in ensuring the safety of everyone that encounters our business. This includes our people, customers, our industry and the communities we serve.
Since the launch of our Zero Harm prorgamme in 2014, several initiatives have been launched to support this ambition, and the latest will see the installation of ‘Incident Performance Placards’ at the entrance to each of our SIG Distribution centres.
Through proactively displaying key accident performance information, including days since last lost time accident, total accidents and number of work days lost in the year, everyone working at and visiting these locations will be aware of the centre’s performance and can drive continuous improvement to health and safety together.
This drive for ongoing improvement will be reinforced through the inclusion of a performance rating on each placard, from A to C, based on the centre’s most recent audit score and recent accident performance.
Rupert Tubbs, Operations Director for SIG Distribution, said “Zero Harm means sustaining a work environment which supports the health and safety of our staff, customers and visitors and minimises the impact our business has on the environment.
“The new placards will be used to convey a clear, unambiguous message that can be easily understood by everyone.”