NEW MORRISON UTILITY SERVICES SAFETY INITIATIVE TO MINIMISE RISK AROUND PLANT
• UK sees 5,000 accidents involving mobile plant in the workplace occur each year
People and Plant Interface
Morrison Utility Services (MUS), the UK’s largest, dedicated, independent utility service provider, in conjunction with M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, has launched the People & Plant Interface, designed to drive best practice for people working in the vicinity of plant.
The initiative will include the introduction of a plant interface zone system (yellow, amber and red) denoting increase in level of risk. The system will see all people and plant/vehicle interfaces planned and controlled by the application of defined plant segregation areas and a hierarchy of associated risk control measures.
A new pocket-sized booklet has also been produced to reinforce the campaign’s key messages to employees. Core Plant Interface Zone posters have also been produced for display in MUS depots. The posters provide guidance on interface with all manner of plant from mini excavators through to grab wagons.
Director of M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions Jeremy Harrison comments: “The Health & Safety Executive reports that over 5,000 accidents involving mobile plant in the workplace occur each year, with approximately 50 of these resulting in death. This initiative aims to raise awareness of this important area of risk and identify the main causes of injury to enable our people to take the necessary precautions when dealing with plant.”
MUS SHEQ Director Paul Kerridge adds: “The People & Plant Interface initiative focuses on what is a major safety issue across our industry and provide drivers, operators and operatives with additional procedural and behavioural safety guidance for this important area of our operations.”
Paul Gilbert, Head of Communications, Morrison Utility Services
Tel: 01438 847275 / 07595 014 687
About Morrison Utility Services
Morrison Utility Services provides essential infrastructure services through long-term framework agreements to utilities in the electricity, water and gas sectors in the UK & Ireland. Morrison Utility Services is a part of M Group Services.
About M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions
M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions supports all M Group Services businesses, including Morrison Utility Services, Morrison Data Services, Dyer & Butler and Magdalene, providing commercially effective vehicles, plant and specialist equipment and ensuring that they are safe, compliant and fit for purpose throughout their operation. M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions is a part of M Group Services.
About M Group Services
M Group Services delivers a range of essential infrastructure services to the regulated sectors of utilities (electricity, gas and water), transport, telecom and data in the UK & Ireland. The Company operates through its subsidiaries that include Morrison Utility Services, Morrison Data Services, Dyer & Butler, Magdalene and M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions.