What Linfox is doing about safety
Safety is part of every day business at Linfox. Our Vision Zero safety policy includes a whole range of initiatives, including:
Stop for Safety
As part of Linfox’s commitment to safety, the entire business holds at least one Stop for Safety session a year. This occurs at every site during a particular month. The sessions focus on specific safety campaigns to ensure employees take time to discuss ways to make their workplace safer.
This year’s campaign included a competition inviting employees to create a short video clip on the theme ‘Safety is MY responsibility’, highlighting every individual’s responsibility for safety. Click here to view the ‘Safety is MY responsibility’ DVD, which includes competition excerpts.
Linfox has six risk networks that facilitate the development and implementation of controls to reduce risks to the safety of people in the environments that we operate. The risk networks include representatives from our operations, safety managers and senior business leaders.
Each risk network focuses on a specific area of risk; these currently include contractor management, slips, trips and falls, manual handling, driving, load safety and traffic management. The Linfox risk networks were launched in 2008 as part of our Vision Zero safety strategy and have been responsible for a number of significant safety improvements.
Safety Leadership Journal
This year Linfox launched the Safety Leadership Journal. Every day site managers must conduct Safety Walks and Talks (SWATs) with their team members to discuss safety, identify potential hazards and reward safe behaviours.
Each day site supervisors will conduct a SWAT to review their site for potential hazards and reward safe behaviour, and record the details in the journal which is shared with Linfox’s management teams. Site supervisors discuss safety observations with frontline employees so all team members have a role in safety regulation.
The Linfox compliance team monitors and manages road safety, driver training and regulatory compliance to ensure that Linfox complies with company policies, government laws and regulations.
Linfox undertakes a range of professional road safety and compliance initiatives to support our operations, employees and contractors in performing their work. We employ compliance managers that have dedicated expertise in several fields including: dangerous goods, accreditations and systems management.
Safety case study