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Safety in Numbers

Marshalls scoops two prestigious Health & Safety Awards

Marshalls is proud to announce that it picked up two awards at the 2015 Mineral Products Associations (MPA) Annual Health & Safety Awards ceremony.

These prestigious awards celebrate health and safety initiatives at any organisations associated with the production of mineral products. Overall, this year’s awards attracted 151 entries from 44 different organisations.

Marshalls is the UK’s leading supplier of hard landscaping materials, including natural stone, concrete, street furniture and water management products to the domestic and commercial markets.

Marshalls scooped the ‘Behavioural Safety & Culture’ award for the work, and subsequent results, achieved through the industry leading Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) programme and exemplified through the Incident Prevention Talks.

This programme has helped to create a stepped change within Marshalls which has led to the significant improvements in safety performance which have been seen over the last two and a half years, including a 58% reduction in the lost time incident severity rate, a 61% reduction in the lost time incident frequency rate, and a 63% reduction in the reportable incident frequency rate.

Marshalls second award of the night was the ‘Engineering Innovation’ award for the implementation of concertina guarding around the saws at Marshall Stancliffe Stone sites.

Marshalls’ Tom Poole, MD of Operations, said: “These awards are a major achievement and recognise not only the effort across the Marshalls group of businesses but also the results being delivered day in day out.

“A big thank you must go out to everyone at Marshalls who has been involved in making these initiatives a success. The Health and Safety of our workforce will continue to be our number one priority as a business.”