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Health & Safety

The health, safety and welfare of our people, including colleagues, customers and suppliers, forms a critical part of Macfarlane Group’s business objectives.

We aim to achieve a positive health and safety culture through the creation of a safe and healthy work environment, preventing and minimising risks.

Our vision and goals for Health and Safety and how we commit to achieve them are based upon the best practice guidelines, issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). To ensure we adhere and abide by best health and safety practices we have dedicated Health and Safety Managers in the business, who work with local Health and Safety teams to ensure knowledge and standards are effectively applied to the business on a consistent basis throughout all the health and safety disciplines.

To ensure constant and consistent focus regarding Health and Safety throughout the Group, it is a main agenda item at all formal monthly review meetings and operating sites in the Group are internally assessed and graded on their Health and Safety performance.

The Group Board plays a pivotal role in overseeing the operation of all Health and Safety. The Group Board reviews a report on Health and Safety at each meeting. This report covers incidents, near misses, reportable and non-reportable incidents.

The Accident Frequency Rate (‘’AFR’’) representing the number of reportable incidents per 100,000 man-hours worked is shown below.

In 2017, we experienced a decrease in AFR vs. 2016. This represented 6 reportable incidents compared to 9 in 2016. All reportable incidents are investigated thoroughly by our Health & Safety team and changes to working practices implemented if required. We also ensure that training in a particular area where incidents have arisen is reinforced.

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