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Million man hours incident free at Burnt Tree

Vehicle rental and contract hire company Burnt Tree has achieved its target of working 1 million man hours without any reportable accidents or incidents across its offices.

Having achieved this first target of 1 million man hours, Burnt Tree is now planning to reach its second target of 2 million accident and incident free man-hours across all the company premises.

Richard Metcalfe, chief executive at Burnt Tree said, “Following the RIDDOR guidelines laid down by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we have been able to achieve this impressive target by raising the awareness of hazard identification internally and proactively managing accident and incident rates, companywide.”

The last reportable incident took place at Burnt Tree in February 2012. The launch of a ‘Zero Accident’ campaign, also had an additional impact on the minor injuries frequency at the company, which have reduced by 34% over the corresponding period.

“This important initiative was designed to encourage Burnt Tree staff to become more aware of the consequences and impact of accidents in the workplace. By actively participating in the changing of the culture towards HS&E, our staff have been the driving force behind this marked improvement in the last 18 months,” added Metcalfe.

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