Health and safety heads the list of our sustainable business goals to 2025. We have been working hard to embed it in our culture, which is essential if we want to achieve our aspiration of zero harm.
Our commitment to health and safety
Keeping our people safe
We have designated a core group of our health and safety policies as ‘lifesaving policies’. These eight policies, such as process isolation, driving, working at height and guarding dangerous machinery, have been recently refreshed and cover known dangers, where policy breaches could endanger life or lead to serious injury.
We have set a behaviour standard in order to prevent injury, and to help employees to remain aware of their personal safety at all times, and that of their colleagues.
Our ‘My Team, My Responsibility’ training programme aligns with our EHS behaviour standard. The training supports work we have already done to encourage employees to take personal responsibility for safety and the aim of the programme is to help us identify preventative measures to avoid incidents from happening in the first place. It also builds the skills and confidence of team leaders, removes employee reluctance to speak up and make the right behaviours second nature.
44% of our manufacturing sites are compliant with BS OHSAS 18001, the internationally recognised British Standard that sets out requirements for occupational health and safety management good practice.
All our manufacturing sites have formal health and safety committees to help monitor, collect feedback and advise on occupational safety programmes. They are led by site senior management and meet on a regular basis to cascade plans and ideas to and from our workforce.