16th May 2018
Lucas Passes Two Million Hours Safe Working Milestone
Lucas is proud to announce that we have now passed two million hours of safe working without a reportable accident or incident.
Health and safety is a number one priority at Lucas. It is embedded in our culture right across the company and on all our operational sites. It is now well over four years since we reported a RIDDOR incident to the Health and Safety Executive.
“Safety as standard” is an important daily Lucas regime which forms part of our Workforce Engagement Programme. We adhere to an externally monitored safety training programme and maintain an all-encompassing matrix monitoring every operative’s competencies, qualifications, safety awareness and upskilling.
We regularly hold meetings at Lucas HQ with our safety leadership teams, operatives and management and HQ staff, to ensure the “safety as standard” message is fully understood and owned by everyone. We now include open discussions of mental health issues which all helps towards a positive attitude to health, wellbeing, and therefore safety.
We also encourage operatives to report and photograph “near misses” on site with an easy to use smartphone app that automatically feeds back the information to our safety leadership team to analyse, spot trends and learn from the experience which helps to prevent accidents.
“The safety of our operatives is really important to us,” said Danny Lucas, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Lucas. “We promote health and safety every day for good reason, and this achievement is testament to the exceptional efforts of our health and safety teams.”