Tracerco approaches the end of 2022 with another successful annual safety stand-down week


As part of its commitment to the safety of its employees, leading industrial technology specialist Tracerco – part of Johnson Matthey Plc – has hosted a weeklong safety stand-down event comprising toolbox talks on the latest safety information, compliance, emotional wellbeing and the environment.

Each day of the extensive programme takes on a unique safety theme, giving employees the opportunity to hear from guest speakers. Whilst most talks are set at a global level, Tracerco has set aside a ‘local site day’ to tailor activities to site-specific factors. The speakers at Tracerco’s annual safety stand-down this year included internal role model and Managing Director, Jon Tate, as well as other change facilitators and experts among the wider Tracerco team. Furthermore, guest speakers Maryta Ibrahim, clinical dietitian, and Naila Kiani, global banker, aerospace engineer and mountaineer, provided insights into leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Speaking about the 2022 event, Jon Tate stated: ‘We look forward to this event each year. It is a time where colleagues and experts come together to educate one another on one of our most crucial values – the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues.’

Furthermore, Jon went on to comment, ‘This is our fourth successful annual safety stand-down at Tracerco, and we believe that year on year our programme surpasses the norm. We ensure our team leaders and senior leadership team consult with the most recognised industry experts, pulling together relevant and up-to-date information for our sessions. Our employees are the foundation of our business, so we ensure that our material is relevant and educational.’

Over the past decade, the parameters that fall under the scope of health and safety has vastly expanded. The category traditionally covered aspects of an employee’s physical health, whilst present at the workplace. Today, its definition has expanded to cover emotional wellbeing, work-life balance, the preservation of the environment, to combat issues such as mental health, and the global sustainability crisis.

Talking about the scope of the programme, Jon went on to say: ‘All aspects of health and safety are rooted in the company culture and are embedded in Tracerco’s DNA. When designing our programme, we try to provide variation for staff. Whilst we include our usual training as per HSE compliance, we also take the opportunity to include sessions on emotional wellbeing, cyber security and waste and pollution, to support and educate our staff around living an all-round safe, healthy and sustainable lifestyle both inside work and at home.

“Each speaker was individually selected to provide insight and education on their designated topic. Following the week and demonstrating its commitment to Health and Safety and the wellbeing of its employees, Tracerco has seen the business go 1340 days without a lost time incident, a statistic that the company is not only proud to reach but also dedicated to maintaining”.

To learn more about how safety is our number one priority read our safety policy.

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