Safe Site Award
Skymark has made the final 5 in a national competition for a safe site award following a safety course that Neil Beacock TechIOSH, Health and Safety Officer, developed for supervision and management. The final five companies are notably large companies including Kelloggs and Rolls Royce.
Over the past few years, Skymark has worked hard to improve its fork lift truck operations in pedestrianised areas of its factory. However, it was observed that supervisors and team leaders could not be effective at monitoring the safe operation of fork lifts if they were not aware of how to safely operate equipment.
To address this issue, the company developed Know as Much as the Driver (KaMa), a short, intensive course, using site relevant examples, presentations, video, and questionnaires to educate non-operators about FLT best practice.
The course has clearly been effective; since its introduction, the site has seen a reduction in lift truck-related incidents.
See link below for full details