CORMAC head leads south west safety event
Falls from height is still the highest rate of accidents in the construction industry.
The latest Working Well Together (WWT) event took place on the 31st of March and was aimed at educating smaller businesses the risks of working at height and ways of reducing and managing risks.
Martin Lee, Group Health, Environment and Quality Manager for CORMAC ran the event on behalf of WWT. Martin Lee is the Vice Chairman for the South West region of WWT and is responsible for running all events in Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.
CORMAC’s number one priority is safety; aspiring towards zero incidents and accidents. CORMAC continue to invest and develop to achieve these goals. Consequently, Martin is able to attend these events and with CORMAC’s aspirations in mind and with his own knowledge, really help the small and medium sized businesses by passing on valuable advice, in return making construction workers more aware of health and safety and what constitutes safe working practices.
This particular event was privileged to have Access Industry Forum volunteer to assist this event and provided speakers that are all national specialists. The Access Industry Forum is a collection of smaller but well known work at height trade bodies.
Leading expertise in the region
CORMAC's Martin Lee was also asked to speak recently at Costain's national Cultural Behavioural Management Conference. He shared his expertise with around 140 delegates from around the country.
‘Help from the industry for the industry’ - WWT
Working Well Together was set up in 1998 by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee and the WWT Steering Group. WWT advises the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the protection of people at work from hazards to health and safety within the building, civil engineering and engineering construction industry. Private Industries such as CORMAC, partners with the HSE to run educational safety events for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) and micro businesses. Since being set up in 1998, WWT has developed into the most successful, health and safety initiative within the construction industry.