As someone who works across the construction and waste sectors, I believe that a lot can be learnt by passing information between sectors.
The waste and recycling sector is good at sharing with each other when it comes to safety via events, forums, and working groups. So why would we not look to other sectors also? Of course, applications vary between the sectors, but the core principles of safety behaviours around mobile plant remain the same.
For our session at this year’s Health and Safety Conference on the 10th November, I’ll be sharing the journey of collaboration we’ve been on with Costain as part of their projects for National Highways.
We’ve been a long-term supporter of this event and I’m eager to be back again, especially as this year they've added a session dedicated to vehicles and onsite safety - something that was requested by previous audiences.
I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that being struck by a moving vehicle remains the second most common cause of fatal injuries at work (23 people in 2021-2022). Managing the behaviours of people working around moving plant is a big focus. This means moving beyond simply the technology to get to the root cause of any issues and implement process improvements, training, and the correct protocol for people working around moving plant.
In our session at 2.30 pm, we’ll talk about how Costain has moved beyond standard safety and raised the bar to fully embed Plant People Interface (PPI) management into their projects. We’ll show you how they acted on the data to make rapid positive interventions and how RedZone and the thumbs up protocol are integrated with our proximity warning systems and training.
If you haven’t got your ticket yet, secure your place here.
I look forward to meeting you there.