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McGill awarded Zero Harm Accreditation by Mansell

On Thursday 1 December 2011 we were proud to receive our Zero Harm Accreditation certificate from Lindsay Cowan, Regional Director of Mansell at their Perth office. We are one of the first supply chain partners to achieve this accolade in Scotland.

Refusing to accept that accidents are inevitable in construction, Mansell has embraced the Zero Harm philosophy recently launched by their parent company Balfour Beatty.

The target is to achieve Zero Harm across the company by 2012 and that means:

  •     Zero fatalities
  •     Zero injuries to the public
  •     Zero permanently disabling injuries
  •     No long term harm to health
  •     An Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) of less than 0.1 by end of 2012

 Their approach is to embed the Zero Harm principle in all processes.

As part of Mansell’s supply chain, we followed an eight step process to achieve accreditation, including our manager’s attending an intensive training course to allow them to effectively deliver the Zero Harm message via interactive workshops to our operatives. Operatives and management then completed an online course to obtain a “Passport to Work” card.

Our operatives carried out Behavioural Observations where they completed iTIP (Trigger, Impact & Proposed Action) cards reporting back their observations on both safe and unsafe actions to fulfil Mansell’s objective of Making Safety Personal.

Nick McGill, Health & Safety Manager at McGill, said: “Together with SAFEcontractor and CHAS certification, Zero Harm is another step by McGill to show our commitment to Health & Safety.

Like Mansell, we believe that accidents are not an expected part of construction and we want to demonstrate to our client’s the importance we place on good risk management and show our willingness to participate in schemes like Zero Harm for the benefit of the operatives and the public.”

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