Garic, one of the most forward thinking suppliers of plant and welfare equipment in the UK and Europe is taking its health and safety standards to the next level with the implementation of a new behavioural safety initiative.
Spearheaded by recently appointed health and safety manager Ross Troughton, the highly collaborative programme has been designed and developed by staff throughout the company. Workshop teams, production engineers, service personnel and senior managers have all pulled together to help shape the latest push towards improving health and safety.
Ross Troughton commented: “I knew Garic had an excellent reputation before I joined the company and now I’m on board I can see exactly why. There is a great company-wide ethos of working together to get things right and more importantly a desire to keep getting things right.
“I’ve developed a particular interest in behavioural safety because I’ve seen firsthand many times just how powerful it can be in ramping up safety awareness. With the right approach safety can be a positive catalyst for co-operation across all parts of a business.”
Ross joined Garic in May and was previously health, safety and environmental manager at a Lancaster-based manufacturer supplying the offshore industry. He also has construction, nuclear and energy sector experience.
In the past six months Garic has achieved ISO 14001, the environmental accreditation that focuses on improving a company’s environmental impact by reducing consumption and waste. It has also achieved OHAS 18001 in recognition of its occupational health and safety management systems.