Safety landmark at Cristal


A landmark of 12 months representing 140,523 hours without a recordable injury has been achieved by workers at the Cristal pigment plant in Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire.

To mark the event a special presentation was held at the site where Barry Ilott, the site SHE Manager told the 65 strong Hertel team that “A year without a recordable incident is a fantastic achievement - whatever you are doing keep it up!”

Barry also highlighted the actions of Hertel employee, Mark Osborne and offered him special thanks. Mark, who was carrying out confined space watcher duties, spotted a small smouldering fire and alerted all the people in the confined space to exit immediately and called the site emergency response team. His quick actions helped to mitigate against a potentially serious situation.

Hertel’s Head of HSEQ , Chris Abbey agreed with Barry, adding “This is an outstanding achievement and it is because as a team you are assessing and reassessing any hazards and challenging anything you feel is not right in order to remain safe. It is important to keep concentrating to maintain this performance.”

Andy Hindson, Hertel’s Site Manager told the gathering “Everyone can be proud and it is because of you that we are celebrating this significant achievement.”

All the team received a special edition polo shirt to mark the occasion. 

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