Allen – Key to Safety

PEME - Matt Allen

The assiduousness shown by PEME engineer, Matt Allen, for the way he reacted to a crane breakdown and averted a real safety risk has been recognised by the Tate & Lyle management team with a local safety award.

After rectifying a fault on a crane, Matt carried out a vigorous inspection on the crane wires and found a small section to have defective wires. Had it not been for Matt’s attention to detail, the crane would have been put back into service and would have almost certainly failed.  A lifting failure of this nature poses a significant risk to safety. The crane was immediately taken out-of-service and the crane open / close wires replaced by the PEME on-site Asset Care team.

Matt has been with PEME for about 5 years and joined us a Mechanical Apprentice because of his natural passion for building and repairing things; anything from a wristwatch to a lawnmower to large industrial machines.  Away from work, Matt’s other passion in life is building retro-video gaming machines such as old arcade classics like Pac-Man and Street Fighter.

The Safety Award presented to Matt consists of the exclusive use of the designated ‘Safe Contractor Parking Space’ for a month and a £25 gift voucher.

PEME Site Supervisor Fanie Blignaut said “Matt’s diligence found a potential failure that could have resulted in an injury and allowed us to make a positive intervention to ensure the ultimate failure did not occur. He should enjoy the allocated parking, he has earned it.”