J&B Recycling is continuing its in-depth work to ensure health and safety within the company is at the forefront of all we do. In the last year we have taken on a new Health and Safety Officer and are currently implementing a new £60,000 alarm system in heavy machinery areas to minimise the risk of pedestrians and vehicles coming into contact in the plant.
The company is also one of only a handful of recycling companies in the country to achieve the ISO 45001, the latest internationally recognised standard for occupational health and safety management systems and therefore follows strict guidelines to ensure our health and safety is of the highest standard.
Michael Robinson, Health and Safety Manager at J&B Recycling, has the overall responsibility of health and safety in all four of J&B’s sites.
Michael said: “Health and safety is kept at a very high standard here at J&B. It starts with the directors at the top and is pushed down through management to ensure that high expectations are maintained throughout the business.
“Health and safety training has a very important role. Training has indicated a huge difference to awareness of safety, staff now report things that they may not have noticed prior to their training.
“People come to work healthy, we want them going home safe and healthy too.”
All staff at J&B Recycling are fully trained with records held on a training matrix, ensuring training is constantly reviewed and any refresher training is offered by the company’s own in-house trainer when required.
A new state-of-the-art alarm system is due to be implemented to raise awareness of pedestrians getting too close to vehicles and mobile radio systems have recently been upgraded to eliminate the need to go near mobile machinery by improving communication. Safety site audits are undertaken on a monthly basis as well as weekly fire checks.
The company also has plans to raise mental health awareness and support for its employees, with 10 members of staff being trained as mental health first aiders in the coming months.
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