Health & Safety Charter

All members of British Precast are committed to reducing harm and have signed the Health & Safety Charter. British Precast collects quarterly incident statistics from all members which have demonstrated a reduction in incidents and also helps to shape our strategy for aspects which need to be addressed. British Precast members have reached a 75% reduction in lost time incidents over the last 15 years. We are aiming to reach a new target of Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate of 4.0 by 2018. Root cause analysis helps members to identify and take actions at factory level.

All members of British Precast are signatories of our Health & Safety Charter. Members pledge to reduce accidents, both in terms of number and severity, to improve the overall health and safety of all those involved in our industry and to work towards the long-term aim of causing zero harm.

  • An expectation of ‘ZERO HARM’ to all.
  • 65% reduction in LTIFR for direct employees by 2018 (Baseline 2013).
  • 65% reduction in LTI for contractors by 2018 (Baseline 2013).
  • Continuous improvement in accident severity ratio.
  • Development, implementation or maintenance of a strategy for Health and Safety initiatives and related training, and to manage our Health and Safety needs with competent staff appropriate to the needs of the organisation.
  • Implementation of maintenance of structured, inclusive Health and Safety meetings, with effective and appropriate consultation in line with our organisational needs.
  • Submission of quarterly statistics to British Precast.

Health & Safety News

SHAD 2017

27 Mar 2017

Huge thanks to Forterra Building Products for hosting our latest SHAD. Delegates participated at all six learning stations: risk perception, safe manual handling, dust, drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace, noise and vibration, and cancer awareness.

Minimising Fire Risk

18 Oct 2016

Meeting Building Regulations is not enough to minimise fire risk. Regulations do not cover property safety nor construction stage. Construction stage fire safety is the remit of the HSE.

The HSE say: “All those making design and procurement decisions that significantly affect fire risk should consider and reduce the risk and consequences of fire during the construction phase through DESIGN.” (HSE emphasis).

To do this, choose non combustible materials: choose precast and masonry. Read more.