Ian Aram, PEME Maintenance Engineer working at Tate and Lyle is shown receiving a PEME quarterly safety award from Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator (Patrick McAuley) during a recent on-site Tool Box Talk.
Whilst carrying out his Plant Maintenance duties, Ian discovered an area where hand rails had been removed from a platform to allow access from scaffolding. The scaffolding had however, been subsequently removed but the hand rails had not been replaced leaving an unguarded area at height. This presented a major safety risk to personnel using the platform or working below.
Ian acted promptly and immediately re-fixed the hand rails leaving the platform safe and reported the incident through the Tate and Lyle internal reporting system. Tate and Lyle are a long established PEME client with a strong Health and Safety culture which is fostered by strong partnerships with the contracting companies working on the site. This includes joint safety auditing, safety initiatives and a monthly safety meeting. PEME and our engineers are regularly recognised by the client for our contribution to making the site safer.
This is an excellent example of how our plant maintenance engineers help clients to improve the safe operation of their engineering assets.