Hills Quarry Products to continue its ongoing Health and Safety commitment in 2022
For the seventh year in a row, Hills Quarry Products delayed the opening of all its sites on the first day back to work (Tuesday 4 January), to allow employees to participate in a morning of Health and Safety briefings as part of Hills’ ongoing commitment to excellent Health and Safety. Hills’ focus for 2022 is increasing employee knowledge and participation in the following areas at all our sites:
- Hazard and Near Miss Reporting
- Risk Assessment and Safe Working Procedures
- Contractor management and Permit to Work
- Training and Worker Participation
- Traffic Management.
This follows a comprehensive year of training in 2021 which focused on communicating the ‘Fatal 6’ in collaboration with the Mineral Products Association of which Hills Quarry Products is a member.
Peter Andrew, Group director - Hills Quarry Products, said: “Taking time on our return to work to remind employees of the importance of everyone’s Health and Safety at our sites is very important to us.”
“The safety briefings include a review of our achievements over the past year and setting new Health and Safety targets which are based on both feedback from employees and independent Health and Safety auditors.”
Gavin Caruana, Health and Safety Support Manager - Hills Quarry Products said: “This safety briefing demonstrates Hills’ commitment to promoting and achieving high standards of health and safety and to ensure this remains top priority in everything that we do.”
The safety briefings were held across operational sites in Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, and Dorset where Hills operate sand and gravel quarries and ready-mixed concrete production plants.