Nineteen entries were received, including six in our new ‘Living the Values’ category. Eleven were safety improvements, with three that reduced the risk of hand injuries, seven reduced the chance of musculoskeletal diseases or strain injuries and one addressed a potential fatality risk.
Not only did these ideas make us safer on site, they also have a significant financial benefit. Almost $1 million of value has already been achieved which will increase to $2 million by the end of the year, and $3.5 million over the lifetime of the ideas. And to top it off, thirteen of the ideas make our life easier!
Thank you to everyone who entered. Your combined efforts have not only made our workplace safer, but our business stronger.
The next round will close in late June so please get your thinking caps on and submit an entry.
Profile on HSE winning entry
Once a furnace has been filled with metal and alloyed it must be sampled to confirm it is within specification. This involves taking three metal samples that are subsequently processed through the Auto Quantometer. Metal samples are very high in temperature, taken when the furnace is above 700 degrees Celsius.