On the 22nd of August, Swire Cold Storage ’s Hemmant III facility in Queensland celebrated a special OH&S milestone, 365 days without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). The fantastic safety result comes from months of hard work and dedication by staff and management to Safety First! principles.
The Hemmant III team recognise the importance of incident and near miss reporting, as well as the need for regular risk assessments to identify potential hazards and set controls in place before injuries occur. Cleanliness and high levels of house keeping have also contributed to the reduction of hazards, with all employees striving to keep the site as clean and hazard free as possible.
The OH&S performance is a tremendous result considering that over 703,000 cartons were picked and 7.5 million kilograms of chicken handled by the cold storage facility over the past year.
Swire Cold Storage has been impressed by the way Hemmant III staff look for ways to improve safety in their workplace and to see so many safety-minded individuals, who are not afraid to approach management with suggestions on how to further improve the safety of the site.
The Hemmant III milestone of 365 LTI-free days could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of all staff and management. It is a true team effort and everyone is to be congratulated for their contribution.