Tony Griffin is the nominated Director responsible for health, safety and environmental matters. The Group attaches great importance to the health and safety. Management are responsible for, and committed to, the maintenance, monitoring and promotion of a policy of health and safety at work to nurture the care and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and on-site visitors.
We have a dedicated Group Health and Safety Manager who has the remit of standardising our procedures and working to ensure that high standards of health and safety are maintained.
Due to the nature of our Manufacturing employees roles, we have identified these as our higher risk employees with regards to health and safety. To continue to improve the safety performance and to reflect the priority that is given across our Manufacturing (DPM) sites to safety, a proactive hazard awareness reporting initiative is in place. All employees, contractors and visitors across the DPM sites are requested to remain vigilant at all times and to report any non-routine hazards they see using the local reporting procedures. We encourage employees to act immediately to warn others and control immediate risks whilst a more permanent solution may then be required to prevent the hazard from recurring.
Each site periodically reviews any hazards raised and looks for trends. In addition to tackling each individual hazard, trend analysis allows each site to focus safety interventions on particular topics. This may include targeted safety training or safety communications.
A LTA is any absence or the inability of workers to conduct their full range of their normal working activities for a period of more than three working days after the day when the incident occurred. Any acquisitions during the year are included from the first full month.
All accidents and incidents are investigated by Line Managers with the cooperation of safety representatives or other employees who are aligned to an area. When an accident occurs, each site conducts an investigation which aims to identify the root cause of the incident including any workplace hazards, system or behavioural errors. Corrective and preventative actions are then implemented. We have had no fatalities (employees or contractors).