Making sense of site safety
Posted by masteradmin on April 4, 2018
Matrix Networks has launched a new campaign to help make site safety information accessible and understandable for its employees and those who work with them.
Called ‘10 Golden Rules’, Matrix Networks has developed briefing materials and new eye-catching site posters featuring 10 bespoke icons depicting its ‘Golden Rules’ for working safely on site. The icons have been designed to also be used across everyday site materials such as mugs, folders and pens, so that they become easily-recognisable and memorable.
By taking this approach, Matrix Networks wants to help its employees working on sites nationwide, as well as its subcontractors and clients, to be aware of the Company’s commitment to maintaining safe work environments. Its aim is to ensure no one is being put at any unnecessary risk as they go about their work.
Matrix Networks’ 10 Golden Rules are:
- Always follow our Safe Systems of Work protocol
- Make sure your site is kept secure at all times
- No drugs or alcohol are allowed on site
- Keep your working areas clean and tidy
- Be responsible for ensuring your plant and equipment are safe to use
- Look after your vehicle and drive safely
- Protect the environment and manage waste responsibly
- Report any issues as soon as you can
- Always wear the right PPE
- Remember mobile phones are not to be used on site, unless it’s an emergency.
Davina Reilly, Matrix Networks’ SHEQ manager, said: “Construction sites are hazardous and unpredictable environments. While it’s important for site workers to keep up to date with the latest health and safety legislation, we’ve identified these 10 fundamental safety rules which help to ensure that key safety requirements are always front of mind.
“Our 10 Golden Rules have been developed by talking to those who are working on site every day – understanding what they feel is important to keep themselves and their colleagues safe. We then combined this research with the requirements we know are essential for compliance to our accredited bodies, before arriving our set of Golden Rules.”
Matrix Networks’ SHEQ team will monitor awareness levels of the 10 Golden Rules over the coming months to see how they’re being received and adopted by site workers – as well as listening to ideas around further ways to improve safety and communication with its site workers nationwide.
Matrix Networks is accredited under Lloyd’s Register WIRS, GIRS and NERS schemes as well as CHAS and Altius.
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