Employees at Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead Cement Plant in Buxton celebrated two years with no Lost Time Injuries (LTI) recently.
Raul Morales, plant manager at Tunstead Cement Plant, said: “This is a great achievement for our site and one that is testament to our employees’ commitment to the highest standards of health and safety.
“Our ultimate goal at Tunstead is zero harm and we are constantly reviewing our activities to ensure that risks are minimised and any hazards are carefully controlled. We are not complacent though and will be continuing to work hard to ensure we can retain our strong record for health and safety.”
The Tunstead site has a rigorous approach to health and safety, with each of its daily tasks analysed in detail and risk assessments completed to ensure minimal risk to staff and visitors to site.
Raul added: “Employees have a right to go home after a day’s work with no ill effects or injuries as a result of their job. This is of paramount importance at our plant and it’s not just because of legal compliance, but because we care about our team and we want everyone to be fit healthy and to be able to carry out their roles as safely as possible.”
Staff at the Tunstead site are encouraged to speak out if they see a better or safer way of doing things and if something can be done more safely, it is. Lafarge Tarmac gives the safety and welfare of its employees and contractors top priority. All operational staff have undertaken in-depth risk assessment training and the management team takes time out of their day to coach employees on safety ‘face to face’.
Tunstead site has developed its robust health and safety procedures by identifying possible high risk scenarios and then putting in place new policies to prevent anyone potentially being harmed. The company believes that by truly understanding the root cause of an incident it can prevent incidents from happening again.
For more information on Tunstead Cement & Lime visit the website www.lafargetarmac.com/tunstead/ or call 0800 1218 218.