Aggregate Industries is reminding the construction sector that collaboration is the key to raising safety standards.
This reminder comes after a new study compiled by the Office for national Statistics found, on looking at workplace mortality figures, construction workers to be subjected to some of the most dangerous working conditions in the UK.
Aggregate Industries has been keen to asserts that health and safety strategies aren’t enough and suppliers also have an integral part to play.
Richard Wilson, Head of Health & Safety at Aggregate Industries said: “The figures are still far too high with 43 workers fatally injured in the construction sector 2015/2016. As an industry, it is important to come together to address this. By involving suppliers earlier on in the supply chain, for example, businesses can look to share ideas and benefit from informed guidance when it comes to the safe delivery, movement and supply of goods.”
Therefore, Aggregate Industries has launched numerous new initiatives over the past year to help customers enhance the safety of their workforce.
This includes the recent introduction of moving floor trailers which use an in-built moving floor to move products out of a trailer to the desired location, offering much greater stability and ability alleviating the risks of tipping associated with traditional articulated tipper trucks.
High amp lifts are also offered, enabling customers to more easily offload products onto their vehicles when on site and packing loads have even been revised for simpler and safer offloads.
In addition, with high congestion and a small footprint adding to the safety risk in London, the business’ London Concrete team is fully FOS compliant. As such, all drivers have had training to meet these standards ensuring they have a high level of road-safety awareness, while all mixer units are compliant and vehicles are fitted with extra mirrors for increased visibility.
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