Tarmac set EPIC safety standard in Northern Ireland
"TARMAC Northern Ltd have become the first quarrying company in Northern Ireland to have all their employees trained and assessed as competent to a national standard via the industry’s training body, EPIC, and its Mobile Plant Operative Competency Assessment Scheme."
"The company has carried out extensive training needs analyses, risk assessments and training across its full range of operations to ensure that all its employees and subcontractors are committed to the zero accident tolerance philosophy."
"Gordon Best, regional development manager with QPA Northern Ireland, praised Tarmac for their commitment to their employees. He said that the company’s achievement was in keeping with the QPA’s goal to create an environment where members’ employees are highly trained and focused."
"Presenting the company with its safety passports, John Francie, Chief Inspector with the HSE Northern Ireland, said: ‘The training of employees is a key aspect of good health and safety management, and in reducing accidents and loss in the industry. The HSENI congratulates all the employees who have obtained their certificates.’"
"Tarmac’s business manager for the province, Pat Lyons, added that EPIC had played an important role in the company’s strategy. ‘As a subscribing member of the organization, Tarmac used EPIC’s assessment scheme as a tried and tested national standard which has been successfully used across the whole of the industry on the mainland,’ he said."