Health & Safety Week (19-23 June)
Day Two: Plant & Machinery
We realise the importance of making sure that our plant and machinery is safe and in sound working order prior to sending it out to any of our sites. For this reason, all items are always thoroughly checked at our yard before going out to site. We also have an in-house portable appliance tester (PAT) who regularly checks our electrical items for any faults which may make the items unsafe to use.
Once on site, all of our plant is subject to a daily inspection which involves checking areas such as the engine oil levels, tyre conditions, reversing horn/siren and brakes. Any issues are then reported to the office for a prompt resolution.
A Thorough Examination (RTE) is carried out annually on our large plant to further ensure that all areas have been checked and that the machinery is in safe and working order.
As in our post yesterday, we also regularly provide refresher training to our employees to ensure that they still have a comprehensive understanding of the use of certain plant and machinery.