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HSE chair visits Broken Cross

Judith Hackett at Broken Cross OCCS

Judith Hackitt meets SRG and CoalPro health and safety reps during visit to Scottish opencast coal site

SCOTTISH Resources Group (SRG) recently hosted a visit by Judith Hackitt CBE, chair of the Health and Safety Executive, to their Broken Cross opencast coal site.

She was accompanied on the visit by Mike Cross, head of the HSE Construction Division, and Colin Mew, Principal Quarries Inspector.

The visit was arranged to coincide with meetings of the CoalPro Health and Safety Committee and the CoalPro Safety Representatives Forum.

During a tour of the site, which took place during a period of very wintry weather, Judith Hackitt (pictured on left) was taken for a trip in a 100-tonne dumptruck by John McGleish, who is an employee safety representative at Broken Cross and a member of the Group Safety Representatives Committee.

The truck, a Terex TR100, was fitted with the latest 360-degree vision CCTV system, which is being introduced on rigid dumptrucks by SRG.

According to the company, the visit was very well received by all concerned and provided an opportunity for the HSE to meet a cross-section of SRG and CoalPro personnel who are involved in health and safety, and also for SRG and CoalPro to showcase some of the current industry safety initiatives.

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