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Burnt Tree celebrate working ONE MILLION accident-free man hours

By Kyle Linsay
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:09

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SUCCESS: Burnt Tree go accident-free

Burnt Tree are celebrating working one million man-hours – 17 calendar months – without any reportable accidents or incidents.

The leading independent vehicle and contract hire company achieved the target across their 18 branches in England, Scotland and Wales, and their Shrewsbury head office.

Burnt Tree are now aiming to reach their second target of two million accident and incident-free man-hours across all the company premises.

The last reportable incident at Burnt Tree took place in February 2012, at which point a ‘Zero Accident’ campaign was launched.

This has had a significant impact on the minor injuries frequency at the company, which have reduced by 34% over the corresponding period.

RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 – is also believed to be a huge contributor.

The regulations are part of the Health & Safety Executive’s programme placing emphasis on reporting certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and near misses.

Richard Metcalfe, Chief Executive of Burnt Tree, said: “Following the RIDDOR guidelines laid down by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we have been able to achieve this impressive target by raising the awareness of hazard identification internally and pro-actively managing accident and incident rates, company-wide.

“The important ‘Zero Accident’ initiative was designed to encourage Burnt Tree staff to become more aware of the consequences and impact of accidents in the workplace.

“By actively participating in the changing of the culture towards H&SE, our staff have been the driving force behind this marked improvement in the last 18months.”

Burnt Tree are the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle rental and contract hire company, with a 15,000-strong fleet out of 18 strategically located sites.

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