Saint-Gobain the world renowned glass maker held an International Safety day recently at its Celotex site near Goole. Barry Thompson, Caunton Engineering’s SHE manager (pictured in accompanying photograph), was invited to be an important part of the training team, and presented a “working at height” session to those attending, most of whom were civil engineering workers. The presentation content allowed everyone the opportunity to ‘have a go’ with harnesses in a most helpful practical session at the end of the presentation.
Caunton’s erection department was well represented, as the company is presently supplying and erecting a major new steelwork-framed building for the Saint-Gobain subsidiary Celotex. For more information about this project please see Caunton Engineering web site news of 12th October 2016. Caunton’s on site personnel, numbering fourteen erection staff, voluntarily attended the occasion and fully participated in all the events and presentations which covered safety and environmental subjects. Caunton personnel in fact were particularly engaged in, and sympathetic to, the presentation ‘Life After An Accident’ as the presenter had suffered, most unfortunately, disability as a result of a past fall from a height.
Scott Appleyard the Project Manager for Saint Gobain stated that ‘ that all the operatives learned something from the ‘hands on’ style practical presentation where everyone could get involved and went away from the session with a greater understanding of work at height safety’
Caunton of course view safety to be of prime importance. The company is most pleased to be able to share this expertise with other companies.