Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Safety award for Midland’s Steel plant

Employees at Corus’ Strip Processing Centre at the Steelpark in Wednesfield are celebrating after being presented with a safety award by their boss, chief executive Philippe Varin. The business beat off stiff competition from hundreds of other Corus sites across the world to scoop the annual CEO Award for Health & Safety which was made in recognition of the centre’s exceptional health and safety performance. Led by general manager Mick Horan, who joined the Corus Strip Processing Centre three years ago, the strip processing team has worked hard to improve every aspect of its health and safety. The centre has not lost any work time due to injury for more than two years, even though the site is Corus’ largest strip service centre employing around 150 people, processing more than 12,000 tonnes of steel every day and despatching 250,000 slit coil items onto 12,500 heavy goods vehicle each year. Mr Horan said: “When I announced that this was going to be a business with a zero lost time injury rate, the team looked at me like I was mad but a year later we were without a lost time injury and this achievement has been maintained to this day.”

From the Express and Star

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