Mobile Mini, a hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has achieved a zero reportable accident frequency rate (RAFR) for a rolling 12-month period.
From July 2016 to June 2017, the company, which has its UK headquarters in Stockton-on-Tees, has traded without a single reportable accident, including from transport, from its 16 branches.
Chris Watcham, Mobile Mini Safety health environment and quality (SHEQ) director, said: “Achieving zero reportable accidents is a true demonstration of how we live by our “safety first” core value and long may it continue.
“The safety of our employees and those who we interact with is our number one priority. Although it’s a bit of a safety cliché, we really do expect everyone to go home the same way they came in”.
The company, which employs more than 400 employees across 17 locations, has been aspiring to reach a target of zero reportable accidents for many years, applying various measures to continue to drive the rate down year-on-year.
Watcham heads up a dedicated SHEQ team delivering safety leadership and developing a strong safety culture across the business.
The team brings together a wealth of experience and knowledge in different competencies such as business excellence and quality, product and technical expertise and innovation, health and safety and more recently transport excellence.
The company appointed a national transport manager at the end of 2016 to signal its commitment to transport safety.
It operates 50 lorry-mounted loader crane vehicles and has developed bespoke driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) modules so internal training can be delivered.
In addition to this, the company is currently in the process of gaining Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold nationwide.
Mobile Mini’s London operations has held the Gold accreditation for four years.