Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

TF-30″ Think For Thirty Seconds

Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

Intelect’s Health & Safety manager Dave Ritchie introduced the ‘Think For 30 Seconds’ campaign towards the end of 2017. The campaign is aimed at all members of staff and sub-contractors working at our own premises, on site or driving between locations.

The point behind the campaign is to raise awareness of the risks that appear around us throughout our working day and to remind us that pausing to consider how to proceed can prevent an accident.

The TF-30″ logo that appears at the top of the page has been designed to help us remember the importance of keeping ourselves and our colleagues safe in the workplace. We have had some stickers made up, which will be finding their way around vaious sites, equipment and vehicles. If anyone would like to request some for tool boxes or machinery then please contact Dave Ritchie on 07702 913252 or email Dave.Ritchie@intelectuk.com.

We have also introduced a QR Code into the design which can be scanned using the camera of your mobile device. The QR Code will provide a link to information relating to health and safety topics, and initiatives which will be updated periodically.

Why is this campaign so important?

There is no doubt keeping safe at work is important, no one would wish an accident upon themselves or a colleague, but you might wonder why we need to have campaigns, surely we all do our best every day to keep ourselves safe?

Well you would think so yes, but ask yourself honestly. Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery with out the correct eyewear or ppe? Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery without the correct PPE or the correct checks being completed? Have you ever driven a vehicle without defrosting it fully, or stood on something that’s not designed to be stood on to allow you to reach?

It’s these small oversights that we want to tighten up on so ‘daft accidents’ are avoided alongside more serious risks.

It’s good for business

Growing our business, securing work and jobs is equally important in maintaining a strong Health & Saftey strategy. In order for Intelect to achieve the accreditations and awards required to win new contracts and secure existing clients, we need to demonstrate our commitment to best practices accross our business. Please help us achieve our long term goals by adhering to, and suggesting improvements, for best practices.

We have produced some posters to help promote health and safety at work

If you would like to get some posters or stickers for use by your team, if you have any questions or need support, please contact Dave Ritchie (Health & Safety Manager) on 07702 913252 or email Dave.Ritchie@intelectuk.com.

Safe Contractor Approved

Top Safety Accreditation for Intelect UK

Safe Contractor Approved

Intelect UK has become the latest in a line of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme designed to help the industry improve its safety record.

The Middlesbrough-based firm has received accreditation from SAFE contractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice among UK contractors.

Intelect is one of the leading electrical and mechanical engineering companies in the North East, employing more than 100 staff at their Riverside Park headquarters. Earlier this year, the company launched Intelect Engineering Limited at Grimsby, working primarily in the food processing sector.

Intelect’s application for SAFE contractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Director John Thompson said: “It’s vital for us to recognise the importance of health and safety issues within a company like ours, and to be recognised for our efforts gives us the incentive to maintain such high standards in the long term.”

SAFE contractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers.

John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said: “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Intelect has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”

Under the SAFE contractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines the health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those with a high standard are included in a database, which can then be accessed by registered users via the website www.safecontractor.com

Organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database and vet potential contractors, giving them the opportunity to only engage with those who have accreditation.

Over 150 major nationwide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme so far.

Intelect UK has also received accreditation from the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme having demonstrated compliance with and sound management of current basic health and safety legislation.