Report on the last meeting 18th April – Seminar & Safety Awards

26 members and guests attended the Seminar given by Eddie Woods of Karrdale Ltd entitled Your Zero ™ – “the principles we share and adopt are built upon a belief / community base rather than solely a cultural / behaviour base”.   Eddie presented the idea that team working frequently gives way to the hunter-gatherer approach in this era of short-term employment contracts.  However, training in Your Zero enables high standards of safety to be achieved by taking responsibility for one’s own safety and reminding others around you to adopt good work practice e.g. reminding colleagues about good manual handling technique.  If you do this often enough good work practice ensues.  Tool Box Talks also have a similar effect.

Eddie Woods introduces the topic Eddie has sent us his handout which can be viewed in the Members’ section under Presentations.

Note that Your Zero is a registered trade mark of Karrdale Ltd

Eddie Woods at the flip chart

At the Awards presentation, trophies were given to Veolia Environmental Services, Saltend, for its comprehensive programme of risk assessment, training and addressing vehicle risks; to Daifuku Logan for its zero accidents strategy; BAE Systems, Brough, for its excellent safety record; and Hull Building Safety Group for sharing good practice and a co-ordinated safety blitz.

St Stephens Shopping Centre and Sangwins were commended for their entries.