Behavioural Management Programme
Established over forty-five years ago, TRAD has grown to become one of the largest scaffolding groups in the UK, with a very good H&S record. As one of the foremost scaffolding groups in the UK, we constantly evaluate our work practices to strive to be always at the forefront of OH&S compliance, innovation and good practice. Our Play it Safe campaign is part of that continuing process to produce an even safer working environment for our people, our clients' operatives and the general public.
TRAD’s MD has raised TRAD’s Company Standard from 80% to 90% (represented in Green), and scores between 80% to 89% will now be amber, and below this will be red and cause for concern. The SLT Scores are based on a rolling total of the last twelve months’ Safety Leadership Tours and as such our company realises that even with very good SLT Monthly Tours it will take time to climb into the Green, but TRAD are committed to continual improvement of our 5 Key Safe Behaviours and Conditions and raising standards to the highest on all our clients’ projects.
In August, two of TRAD’S noticed the client’s subcontractors working unsafely on the edge of a flat roof.
There have been two incidents recently where the cutting blades from reciprocating saws have fallen out of the cutter and landed on the ground.
TRAD have come a long way in safety thinking and practice over the last 18months. "Yes", there will be 'blips' along the way – such as the man dropping the pin from the roofing beam – but the maturity of dialogue, and direction on how to address issues like these, is evidence of Trad’s position as a company. Douglas Hamilton – Behavioural Consultant
I realise that TRAD are operating in a very difficult commercial environment just now, but I hope you can continue to recognise that leading safety forward is a positive thing even in the most straitened times. My only encouragements at this time are not to be deflected from your course and to support the team as they continue to develop the culture of continually ‘Playing it Safe’ Douglas Hamilton – Behavioural Consultant