Cauldon Works cements reputation for safety

Cauldon Works cements reputation for safety
Published: 24 November 2004

Lafarge Cement UK’s Cauldon Works has been commended for its commitment to safety for the second year in a row. Last year the site beat off competition from sites in more than 70 countries employing 77,000 people to receive the company’s Global Award for Safety Performance.  Cauldon has now gone almost six years without a lost time accident - an  accident on site which would prevent someone returning to work the next day.

"Safety is, as always, our number one priority at Cauldon Works," says Ian Mycock, Lafarge’s works manager. "We were delighted to receive this award last year. Safety is still the first consideration in all aspects of our operation here, so we are delighted to have been recognised again, especially as we have passed 2100 days accident free."

Demonstrating its continued commitment to safety at the site, Lafarge has this year invested more than £30,000 in improving pedestrian routes around the works - keeping the people separate from the traffic. The site has also introduced safety as a standard by which individual performance is measured.