Major mining and quarries safety awards for Cemex UK
Cemex UK won three major mining and quarries awards at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The Mining and Quarries Sector winner was Readymix Southern.
“It is an outstanding achievement to win these awards and to be recognised for our work in this area. This is the third consecutive year that our Readymix business has been a sector winner and all those involved should be congratulated,” says Andy Taylor, health and safety director.
“Cemex has a vision to be the best construction solutions partner and a key part of this is to ensure that we are the best with regard to health and safety, protecting our colleagues and the communities in which we operate. Our No. 1 priority is Zero Injuries.,
Readymix Southern, among other initiatives, has made significant contributions during the year towards cyclist safety, providing vehicles and drivers to talk to cyclists about safe cycling around large vehicles in support of Metropolitan Police Exchanging Places events.
Drivers from the region, primarily independent haulier contractors, have also been encouraged to attend courses run by Transport for London and the Mineral Products Qualification Council, which includes the drivers cycling around London to better understand a cyclist’s perspective of travelling on busy roads.
The two other winners in this sector include highly commended by Aggregates Midlands and commended by Aggregates South East.
Other awards won by Cemex UK include the new MORR (Management of Occupational Road Risk) Technology Trophy which went to Cemex Logistics for the company’s commitment to the management of road risk for both its drivers and other road users and South Ferriby Cement Works (President's Award) with a Gold Medla going to Readymix Northern and Gold awards to Aggregates Eastern, Aggregates South West, Cemex Rail Products and Readymix Central.