Returning to work after the festive season can often mean an increase in accidents to our staff and supply chain operatives and close call events.
Distractions, poor weather conditions and forgetting about hazards are all common contributors to workplace incidents in the first few months of the year, which historically is when most of the RP and NHP accidents occur, so it’s really important that we and our supply chain partners are reminded of our robust health and safety procedures so we can be confident we are all working safely together and demonstrating our safe work approach to our clients and customers.
Ensuring the health and safety of everyone who live and work on the sites we look after is our top priority. In 2018 we rolled out Zero Code across the Amey Defence business and Target Zero remains the priority objective for everyone on all of our contracts. Zero Code is a simple work code that focuses on encouraging and developing the correct, safe behaviours in the workplace and aims to highlight the key actions we can all take to protect ourselves and others from harm.
Zero Code is made up of four principles that we expect everyone in our business and supply chain partners to live by. These four principles are; ready to go, which means staff are fit and well for the job they are doing, kitted out, having the right tools, equipment, PPE and training, stick to the plan, where staff follow processes and are prepared to re-assess if things change and finally stay alert. This means that staff are focused and are keeping a look out for hazards.
We’re asking all of our staff to ensure they’re starting the New Year focused on continuing to provide a safe and secure environment for ourselves and everyone we work with. Remember, speaking up or ‘shouting out’ is a major contributor to our success in maintaining safe places of work and should anyone come across an unsafe working practice or unsafe working environment they are empowered to do something about it to make it safe; this includes reporting it to the Customer Service Centre on 0800 707 6000. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
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