Ancon supports National Safe Work Month
With October designated ‘National Safe Work Month’, Ancon is putting an extra focus on identifying and removing potential work-related risks so that no employee, contractor or visitor gets injured or harmed while working in or visiting the company’s locations.
Organised by ‘Safe Work Australia’, the government-sponsored organisation dedicated to improving health and safety for the country’s 13 million-plus workforce, Safe Work Month is urging employers and workers to develop a network of safety champions to reinforce and promote the health and safety message throughout their organisations.
As part of CRH, an international group of companies set apart by their culture of safety, Ancon already considers safety as its number one priority and has policies and procedures in place aimed at achieving a very demanding ‘zero-injury’ target.
“No-one should expect to get injured, or worse, when carrying out their daily work tasks”, said Jon Bond, Ancon's Managing Director, “It is the primary responsibility of managers and employees, individually and together, to constantly examine work practices and processes in order to identify and eliminate potential risks.
“We are pleased to be supporting National Safe Work Month and will be working with our employees, customers, contactors and other stakeholders throughout October to carry our safety message to as wide an audience as possible.”
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