Craigavon delivery office recently passed a significant milestone - 500 days since their last lost time accident (LTA). Their last LTA was on 21January 2011.
David Hutton, people development pillar lead/ collection and delivery sector manager says: ‘This is a fantastic achievement which underlines the commitment of staff, the CWU and the business to achieving an accident free working environment.
‘It is no coincidence that the 500 days mirrors the introduction of World Class Mail (WCM) in Craigavon. While 500 days is a tremendous result, it really isn't about the number, it's about our people coming to work and staying safe and injury free.'
Zero is achievable
Eamar O'Hagan, delivery office manager, added: ‘Through WCM we are more aware of the risks and much better at communicating information about them.
‘The LTA is only one measurement that we make in the office but what it does highlight is that zero defects is an achievable position.'
Colin Mallon, Craigavon's CWU safety rep and WCM safety pillar lead agreed that it was a real success but one that took a lot of effort and needed the cooperation of all staff.
He says: ‘It was something that gradually gained momentum as the weeks and months passed. There is no doubt that WCM helped us. As we learned through WCM, and the WCM way spread through the office, more staff saw the benefits of highlighting the risks and getting involved. Our ability to identify unsafe conditions, which was quite poor, has improved dramatically.'
Now Craigavon has achieved zero on lost time accidents, it is aiming for zero on first aid incidents through engagement and activity under the WCM safety pillar.
Our picture shows employees at Craigavon delivery office marking the achievement of 500 lost time accident free days.