Mansfield-based Baggaley Construction celebrates accident-free working

Mansfield-based contractor Baggaley Construction is celebrating 365 days of accident-free working.

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) puts duties on employers to report serious accidents and near misses on their sites, but the past 12 months have seen no RIDDOR incidents at all on any of Baggaley’s sites across the Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Managing director Phil Askin said: “This is a huge achievement within the construction industry, which is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. Our managers and supply chain have been working towards this goal over the past five years, focusing on all areas of safety to enable us to reduce the number of reportable incidents.”

However, Phil adds: “While this really is brilliant news and a fantastic achievement, one year RIDDOR free does not mean the job is done. We need to improve and encourage everyone to adopt a safety-conscious attitude at work and develop a culture to ensure everything we do is sensible and safe. We want to prevent and control hazards that could cause accidents. It is not about statistics, it’s about ensuring that we all go home from work safe and well.”

The family-owned company has put its impressive safety record down to a series of initiatives that have included ensuring that all staff and visitors commit to working safely and the establishment of enhanced safety, health and environmental standards on sites.

It has also improved its already robust management of work at height and traffic management processes, and the company also ensures that all work is specifically planned with health and safety in mind.