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Raymond Brown focus on health and safety

Raymond Brown Group safety representatives

Safety Training Day for seventeen safety representatives helps raise awareness across the Group

SEVENTEEN safety representatives from across the Raymond Brown Group took part in a Safety Training Day earlier this month at the company’s A303 Enviropark materials recovery facility, near Andover, in Hampshire.

The safety representatives were appointed this year from across each of the group businesses and their role is to raise awareness in health and safety and to help improve safety culture across the company’s sites.

The training day was run by Heather McLintock, Raymond Brown’s health, safety and audit manager, and its aim was to help the representatives recognize and control hazards within all aspects of the workplace environment, as well as giving them the opportunity to engage with each other and share feedback.

The course covered responsibility, workplace equipment, site set-ups, signage, near misses, incidents and injury types.

The representatives were also given exercises on site which were focused around hazards and they were joined for lunch by chief executive officer Don Coates and chief operating officer Steve Clasby.

Raymond Brown say the feedback received after the event was extremely positive, with the representatives stating that it was both enjoyable and a good opportunity to meet other staff and managers, and to understand safety across the business, not just in their own working environment.

Heather McLintock commented: ‘The safety reps are all volunteers and their role is much appreciated and vital to continue to promote safety within our sites. The day was a good opportunity for them to meet each other and discuss safety issues and solutions that may be similar throughout the group.’

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