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Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, who has also contributed to numerous national business titles including Utility Week, the Municipal Journal, Environment Journal and consumer titles such as Classic Rock.
March 26, 2019

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RIDDOR: Aviation workers hit 1 million hours safety milestone

The aviation division of infrastructure firm Dyer & Butler has celebrated one million hours worked without a RIDDOR reportable injury incident.

Dyer & Butler aviationThe team work in a number of high-pressure environments, including Gatwick, Heathrow and London City airports and Dyer & Butler have put a number of safety systems in place, including a close call app, where near miss events, issues or suggestions for improvements can be recorded.

The app takes users to an online form and when the form is completed, a database is automatically updated with any close call details.

Dyer & Butler’s electrical division has also achieved one million hours worked without sustaining a RIDDOR reportable injury incident, and with no lost time injuries reported.

“This success has been achieved through the hard work and dedication of the teams involved who have adopted an open safety culture which promotes the reporting of close calls and the swift rectification of any matters that could potentially result in harm to the workforce and the environments in which it operates,” said the firm’s Safety, Sustainability and Training Director, Steve Broom.

“The close call system has been a fundamental part of the success of Dyer & Butler’s safety culture and has led to exemplary levels of safety performance over the last three years.”

Dyer & Butler’s Managing Director Neil Edwards added: “The health, safety and wellbeing of all of our people, and the safe delivery of our operations will remain our primary focus to ensure that we ‘put safety first’. In doing so, we will ensure that each and every person that is engaged with working for Dyer & Butler is able to be ‘Safe by choice… not by chance.”

Last month, motorway workers at A-One+, which is Highways England’s maintenance supplier in Kent and Sussex celebrated the landmark of working more than 2 million hours without an accident.

The works have not had a single work-related injury since July 2017, when the last reportable incident occurred.

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