Sounds a bit cheesy, don’t you think?
But imagine if we operated in a world that didn’t care about the people who not only work for our company but also the hundreds of people who visit our sites every year!
According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) 147 ‘workers’ were killed at work in the reporting year of 2018/19 and a further 92 other people were killed as a result of a company’s activities – how shocking is that; 239 people killed in the UK alone as a result of work activity!
Bespak never wants to be in a position where we have to knock on someone’s door and tell them that their loved one isn’t coming home!
Sorry, this all sounds a bit macabre…not the intent of this blog!
Health and Safety is our absolute priority
The reality is we pride ourselves in, above all, making Health and Safety our number one consideration. This isn’t about numbers, this is about people!
Without doubt, making sure that our colleagues have a safe and healthy working environment is a Bespak Non-Negotiable.
We couldn’t produce our life changing products if we didn’t have people to make them. It’s really important to note that the messages around safety also take into account our approach to the quality of our products too; if we make faulty products, the health and safety of downstream users is also significantly compromised!
Our approach is therefore always 3 fold:
- Moral – people matter and we will always strive to make sure that each and every person knows how much they are valued, that at no time should they compromise their safety, the safety of the products they are making and that they should always look out for each other also.
- Legal – we always fulfil our legal obligations. These are there to help make sure that we are doing the right things by every person who works for, works at or visits a Bespak Site.
- Financial – the resources required to enable us to effectively create safe and healthy working environments is made available; no questions asked.
People are complex creatures!
Gone are those bygone days where people at work are left to their own devices.
Thank goodness hey, because if we didn’t take it so seriously, you can bet your bottom dollar that the practices shown in this photo would still be taking place.