Posted on September 9th, 2006

Another health and safety success from PROjEN

PROjEN, the award winning <a href=”/about.php” title=”project management company”>Project Management Company</a> based at Northwich, Cheshire, has completed over 2,000 safe working hours during a 3 month shutdown at British Gypsum in Runcorn whilst raising £600 for charity in the process. This represents an excellent achievement considering the 24 hour, 7 day working pattern and with much of the new equipment being sourced from overseas there was a variety of different nationalities working together in close proximity.
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<br />In total approximately 2,160 safe man-hours were worked on the project. Over the duration of the project, over 10 weekly audits and 90 Construction Meetings were held to track and manage the progress of the project.
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<br />The profile of heath and safety on site had been significantly raised by the design and delivery of a ‘Safety Incentive Scheme’ which was fully supported by British Gypsum. All procedures were monitored by monthly site meetings to ensure all systems were being effectively implemented.
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<br />The focus of the scheme was to ensure that all personnel involved in the Construction and commissioning activities did so to minimise accidents and incidents on site. The Scheme ran initially for a period of 3 months with an award being handed out to those individuals judged to be making a significant success of the scheme (on a week by week basis). In addition, £600 was raised for the charity ‘Halton Haven Trust’, based in Runcorn, Cheshire.
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<br />John Taylor, Managing Director at PROjEN said,
<br />“Heath and safety is firmly at the top of our agenda and whenever appropriate we implement safety schemes on site to ensure it remains at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts and actions during the working day. I am very pleased with our safety record as a whole but I am particularly pleased that British Gypsum chose to support this scheme and with the safety performance achieved. Being able to support a local charity whilst ensuring all site staff were safe is a double benefit.

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