|Changing the safety culture at Sandtoft
In 2009, the management at the Sandoft site recognised that they had a poor safety performance and culture. They implemented a wide range of safety initiatives that have resulted in a significant improvement in safety performance.
• Recognition by management team that health and safety was a collective responsibility and would require their leadership
• Encouraging incident reporting and monitoring follow up action, using mapping process of incidents to help identify safety hot spots on the site.
• Creating risk assessments teams and introducing systems of observing individuals performing tasks and providing safety feedback
• Introducing a wide range of communications to impart safety knowledge
• Regular meetings to review safety and detailed reporting of safety statistics
• RIDDOR free since April 2011
• No lost time accidents since March 2012
• A positive and pro-active safety culture
• Improved housekeeping across site
• Individual and collective ownership of safety
• Increased levels of competence in recognising and managing risk