|New H&S committee structure
Mountsorrel Quarry re-structured the health and safety committee to 12 operators elected by their peers from all areas of the site. The elected committee Chairman liaises directly with the site management team.
There are no permanent positions for the site management team on the committee. It is free to make a difference where they believe it is most urgently needed. The committee has direct access to the HSQE advisors and the site management team who may be invited to meetings to advise or to respond to specific requests. A budget of £12,000 p.a. and the use of two maintenance fitters for 40 hours per month are provided to help implement their ideas – this is in addition to any other site budget for Health and Safety.
The committee representatives give toolbox talks, hold open “drop in sessions” for their colleagues, undertake site inspections and encourage cross-department cooperation throughout the site.
• Enhanced worker involvement in H&S
• A re-developed near miss reporting procedures on site
• Improved pedestrian walkways
• Enhanced traffic management.