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National Health and Safety at Work Day 2024


At Scot JCB Group, National Health and Safety at Work Day 2024 serves as a reminder of the importance of health and safety in workplace practices. Whether we’re typing away at desks or servicing heavy machinery, ensuring a safe work environment is non-negotiable.

Join us as we explore our best practices and training aimed at safeguarding the well-being of our employees and customers.

First Aid and Fire Training

Scot JCB Group has many employees who are first aiders and fire wardens. There are at least one of each at all our depots to ensure the safety of our employees and customers in the event of an emergency. In total, we have 43 fire wardens and 44 first aiders. 

Every year HR organise volunteers to complete a First Aid at Work course conducted by St Andrews First Aid. More recently, our receptionist Julie Wright qualified as a first aider for our Glasgow Head Office. This is what she had to say:

‘When I was asked to attend the 3-day First Aid at Work course, I jumped at the chance.  What a great opportunity to learn a valuable new skill. Our trainer was amazing, and I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 days. The course was a good mix of practical and theory culminating in assessments at the end of day 3. This is a totally transferrable skill which can be used in day-to-day life not just in the workplace.  If you get the chance to attend this course, I would thoroughly recommend it.’

 

 

Workplace Training

At Scot JCB Group, prioritising our employees and customer’s safety and well-being is paramount. Across the Scot JCB Group, health and safety is at the forefront of our staff training ensuring a safer workplace environment. Our employees are given mandatory health and safety training, no matter their role within our business, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.  

Scot JCB Group engineers are given rigorous, ongoing training within their roles. Alongside our mandatory health and safety training, Scot JCB Group engineers are given monthly ‘toolbox talks’ which are 5-minute health and safety videos recorded by Group Trainer and Technical Specialist, Angus Erskine. Additionally, safety alerts are regularly posted through our training software for engineers by oAngus to alert the team of any changes to legislation or accidents which have occurred and more importantly how similar accidents can be avoided in the future. Our health and safety training equips our engineers with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify potential hazards, assess risks and implement preventive measures.  

We also provide our engineers with job specific safety training such an abrasive wheel, forklift, and plant mover training. These programs offer targeted instruction and guidance to enhance safety in our workshops and increase productivity safely. This allows our engineers to contribute to a safe and knowledgeable work environment. 

PPE

Scot JCB Group has a variety of uniform and PPE available to all employees when needed. Our engineers are given a standard set of PPE, which includes a hard hat, knee pads, ear defenders, safety goggles and safety glasses to ensure they can carry out their job safely and to the best of their ability. Engineers are also given boilersuits, measured to fit, to further protect them when working on machines. Hiviz vests are also available for anyone who is working in or is visiting our workshops or yards.

On National Health and Safety at Work Day 2024, we recognise the importance of heightened awareness, proactive measures, and ongoing education of health and safety in the workplace. At Scot JCB Group, we strive to create an environment where our employees health and well-being is paramount and where we collectively champion a culture of safety.

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