Wakefield-based manufacturer, Conservatory Outlet Ltd, has boasted a record low number of days lost due to accidents throughout 2019.
The past twelve months has seen Conservatory Outlet lower the number of working days lost by a staggering 49%, due in part to the appointment of a full time Health and Safety Manager and a number of key procedural changes across the companies 60,000 sq ft factory.
Buoyed by an increased strategic focus on staff safety, Conservatory Outlet has also seen the total number of workplace accidents decrease by 43% over the past two years.
A number of different methods have been employed by the Conservatory Outlet team to help combat the threat of accidents, including; improved standard operating procedures and risk assessment documentation for all equipment, as well as mandatory manual handling training conducted with all staff members at induction.
Conservatory Outlet Health & Safety Manager, John Garside, said the impressive stats where the result of an ongoing organisational culture change process:
“We’ve made a number of key changes around both the factory and offices at Conservatory Outlet HQ that have contributed to this reduction. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to ensure that we are not only compliant with the Health & Safety at Work Act, but ultimately go above and beyond its requirements to ensure our staff aren’t missing work days due to avoidable accidents.
“We’re thrilled with the statistics this year, though we’ve always got one eye on the future and have already began to formulate plans for 2020 and beyond. Staff training and knowledge is going to prove integral to our continued endeavours over the next twelve months.”