To help deliver this, we have a Serious On Safety programme in place, and our employees take part in ongoing behavioural and occupational training. All of our operational employees hold Construction Skills Certificate Scheme cards or approved equivalents relevant to their vocation.
In 2014, our AFR was reduced from 1.50 to 1.32; making it 12% lower than in 2013, and at 0.11, Keltbray’s RIDDOR Frequency Rate was 5% lower than 2013. This means it was nearly twice as good as the construction industry average of 2.62. In 2015, we aim to reduce these rates by a further 10%.
We believe that maintaining high standards of welfare and looking after our people is key to our success. As part of our drive to prevent injuries and ill health, while improving wellbeing, we have joined forces with occupational health service provider, KMLOH, to provide medical examinations as part of a programme we have developed with Constructing Better Health (CBH).
Keltbray supports all initiatives which make the work environment safer and has adopted a strict drug and alcohol testing regime with testing levels in excess of industry standards.