Topic 4 - Highly Commended
CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. CEMEX employs around 2000 people in the UK, and operates from over 200 locations nationwide, including 22 quarries and 12 rail depots.
With safety as our number one priority and the whole operation currently celebrating over one year employee LTI free, we continue to aim to identify areas where improvements can be made to better safeguard those on our sites.
This entry focuses on how developments made over the last year through close collaboration between our Supply Chain and Cement teams at our Rugby Cement Plant have resulted in safer management of pedestrians and transport on site. This entry relates to the second of the Fatal 6 – Workplace transport and pedestrian interface.
Prior to this improvement the on-site traffic management for packed cement was inefficient and beginning to cause concerns around Health & Safety. The team, working with our contractor partners, reviewed the ‘as is’ and designed several improvements to make the operation safer. The feedback that we have had from the on-site team and our haulier contractors has been extremely positive and we have seen a reduction in on-site turnaround time. There hasn’t been a reduction in incidents, because these were at zero. Images below show some of the improvements made to walkways and the optimisation of the cement packing area.
Please see additional pdf for more information about the changes made.