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02 August 2018

United Plant updates H&S policy and targets 'zero harm'

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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The new logo supporting United Plant's revised Health & Safety policy

United Plant, a UK engineering company providing on-site maintenance and support to customers including quarries, has revised its Health & Safety policy as part of its commitment towards a 'zero harm' working environment.

The firm says the H&S policy has been updated using industry best practice to help maintain the safety and well-being of United Plant employees, meet the needs and objectives of its customers, and to protect the environment in which it works. 

The new policy focuses on a number of core areas including equality in employee opportunity and reward, and providing a safe and secure working environment.

It is intended to demonstrate United Plant’s proactive compliance with all applicable health and safety, legal and regulatory requirements.

It also sets out the company’s belief in the practice of social responsibility and its environmental commitments, and focuses on the company's pledge to achieving competitive excellence.

The final core area of the updated policy sets out the company’s obligation to proactively seek out and define customer needs.

The policy is supported by a dedicated safety logo with the strapline ‘Think Safe. Be Safe. No Compromise.'

Greg Mulhearn, managing director of United Plant, said: “Through the updated Health & Safety policy we have created a strong foundation on which we can now build. The policy has already influenced our new ‘Engineer Safety Manuals’, which guide our engineers on the do’s and don’ts of health and safety and site best practice. It also impacts the business choices we make, for example selecting our latest fleet of mobile engineering vans for their impeccable safety record."

As well as implementing the new Health & Safety policy, United Plant has introduced an employee training matrix, which assesses strengths and identifies any skills gaps. The company says this enables it to assist employees who require further training, helping to build knowledge and encourage personal development. A monthly programme of structured 'Toolbox Talks' will also be introduced during August. Led by United Plant regional managers, the talks will focus on safety, company updates and customer feedback.

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