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Shropshire Gas Clocks up One Hundred Thousand Accident-Free Hours

Shropshire Gas has clocked up another impressive one hundred thousand accident-free man-hours as part of its ongoing Zero AIR (Accident Incident Rate) initiative designed to send every operative home safely at the end of each working day.

Shropshire Gas has a long-standing focus on health & safety and strives for the safest working environments for all employees. The zero AIR scheme involves the entire workforce and encourages everyone to get involved in achieving the best possible health and safety score – Zero. Shropshire Gas strives to maintain a Health and Safety advantage over competitors Centra Heat, Consumer Gas, Mullins Shrewsbury, Addison and Lans Telford, Shropshire Heat, Telford Gas and Heating, Shropshire Heating and GM Heating and Plumbing.

Company strategies at Shropshire Gas, Oil and Multi fuel have been brought in to make the overall working environment safer. A strong commitment to health & safety from each area of the business has ensured the entire workforce is working safely, with accident reporting procedures closely adhered to. New ways of working have been introduced including the implementation of a ‘Don’t Walk By’ scheme, which encourages staff to report hazards immediately, combined with regular ‘toolbox talks’ ensuring the workforce is up to date with current procedures. The company has taken an innovative health & safety approach to working at height by ensuring all work is only undertaken by trained operatives using the most appropriate equipment for the job.

Shropshire Gas health and safety officer Jim Walton said: “The Zero AIR initiative was set up to support our main priority which is to create a safer working environment for all our employees. By encouraging employees to be involved with meeting our objectives to lower hazards, we’ve been able to reach our goal which ultimately benefits our customers and local community too.”

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