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Rosyth lead the way in health and safety


Rosyth lead the way in health and safety

At International Decorative Surfaces, Health and Safety is our main priority. That’s why we want to recognise our Rosyth branch efforts and overall improvement to health and safety during the last 12 months.

The 45 employees at our 3rd biggest branch have ensured that they not only carry out the necessary processes but also take on a positive attitude towards health and safety by reporting many potential hazards before an accident occurs.

Rosyth, in the past year, has:

  • Completed the 2nd highest number of SMATs. (See Me And Talk – behavioural safety conversations)
  • 2nd highest number of MHE’s observations.
  • 7th highest number of near misses reported.
  • 3rd highest number of hazards observed.
  • Zero road traffic accidents.
  • Highest internal health and safety audit score during the last 12 months.

All these numbers are an improvement on last year with the SMAT’s completed at Rosyth accounting for 15% of all completed within the IDS group. The management team consisting of, Adam Gould, Alan Jones & Billy Walker passed their managing safety courses, adding even more positivity to the improved statistics. Rosyth have also taken to sharing PowerPoint presentations on how other sites can securely transfer loads which helps tackle the issue of stock loss.

No one has witnessed the positive change at Rosyth more than Mark Cosford, our Group National Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, who said, "Not only can you see a positive attitude around the branch with all employees embracing feedback and using it to improve, but you can also feel that everyone in the branch is taking health and safety seriously and applying themselves to the processes.”

All these results over the past year have led Rosyth to score highest of all branches when internal Health and safety audits were conducted. We look forward to hearing more positive stories coming out of branches regarding health and safety. We are proud to see our Rosyth branch has taken on a positive attitude towards Health and Safety.

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