Coltman Precast Concrete is maintaining its commitment to improving health and safety levels by taking part in construction industry technical seminars around the UK, and introducing a new Health & Safety Bulletin.
The company's Health & Safety Manager, Mick Thurman, gave presentations at seminars staged by the Precast Flooring Federation (PFF), entitled 'Concrete Floors By Design', held at Wembley Stadium and Birmingham City FC towards the end of 2008.
Mr Thurman, who is Chairman of the PFF's Health & Safety Committee, informed delegates about the Federation's new Code Of Practice For The Safe Erection Of Precast Flooring, and the new National Precast Flooring Training Scheme.
In December, he spoke to the Construction Health & Safety Group, whose members represent the major construction companies in the London area, at a seminar held at the Group's headquarters in Chertsey. His presentation covered the protection of operatives from falls while working on trailers.
Coltman has also issued a Health & Safety Bulletin. This contains items on the company's planning, design and installation services, outlines the qualifications of its site installation teams, and gives details of the company's numerous safety, quality and environmental accreditations.
Mr Thurman said: “As a company we are recognised for our strong commitment to the safety of all our personnel and also to the improvement of health and safety standards throughout the industry in general. This is why we have been asked to give presentations on safety issues at major industry events. Publishing our new Health & Safety Bulletin is another way we can help get the safety message across.”
Last year Coltman received a supply chain health & safety award from Mansell Construction Services, a member of the Balfour Beatty Group Ltd. The award recognised Coltman's consistent excellence in health and safety processes and practices.
The company was also one of the first in its sector to introduce the Airtek TruckMat inflatable safety system. The inflatable mattress system is used when unloading products from delivery vehicles on site and provides a safe landing area around the vehicle for employees should they fall.
Established in 1972, Coltman is one of the UK's largest independent manufacturers of structural precast concrete products,
Its product range includes prestressed hollowcore wide slab and solid prestressed wide slab for flooring and roofing. Bespoke staircases, landings, balconies, terracing and wall units are also available.
Coltman produces in excess of 250,000 square metres of prestressed hollowcore flooring and 4,000 cubic metres of bespoke concrete products each year at its centrally located West Midlands site.
Customers include some of the leading names in architecture, construction, civil engineering, house building and property development.
Coltman provides a complete supply and fix service, from initial design through to installation by its own CITB trained site teams, fully compliant with all the appropriate regulations, including CDM, and utilising the very latest safety equipment and procedures.
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