The concrete industry is committed to achieving continuous improvement and in 2009 a more rigorous Health & Safety metric of Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) was adopted to support the commitment to ZERO harm. The industry target is a reduction of 50% in LTIs from 2009-2014.
- DESIGN WITH PEOPLE IN MIND
Concrete in use has performance credentials such as thermal mass, fire resistance, acoustic performance, durability, flood resilience; all of which contribute to a built environment that is resilient to climate change and buildings that deliver occupant safety and wellbeing.
- PROTECT AND ENHANCE COMMUNITIES
Being a UK manufactured product, and an important employer in rural communities, concrete production sites are situated throughout the UK and are part of the local community. The industry works together with the community to mitigate any potentially adverse impacts of this manufacturing activity. The 2020 target is for 100% of sites to have Community Liaison Programmes.
- DEVELOPING SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Having a skilled, competent and informed workforce is essential and the concrete industry measures the proportion of employees whose training is monitored and managed within certified management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001 and others. 2012 data shows that 90% of employees are part of such schemes.