Abbey Logistics Magazine Spring Edition 2021

champions at each of our sites and I strongly encourage you to get involved. With our SHEQ teams now being a more visible presence at your site, please do speak to them about our plans, how it will help you and your colleagues, but also please tell us about your experiences, and the safety risks you have identified. Your ideas and feedback in this process are vital as we want safety to be a two-way communication process where you can see us acting on your concerns and ideas, all in an effort to make working at Abbey as safe as it can possibly be.

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A good metaphor for behavioural safety is to think of a situation like an iceberg. In front of you you can see immediate risks, and you can adjust your behaviour to reduce the risks. However, under the surface there are a greater number of risks, and some that are not too obvious. This is where a safety culture helps us. By always dynamically risk-assessing every situation as part of our normal day-to- day activities, identifying and eliminating risks becomes part of our everyday behaviour and incidents are naturally reduced as unsafe behaviour is removed from the situation. To promote behavioural safety as well as our other initiatives, we are looking to involve local

Kenny McCallum Group SHEQ Manager

The SHEQ team and I, supported by the Group Board, aspire to ‘zero harm’. This means that in addition to our processes and procedures we must tackle behaviour, so that we are all thinking about safety when we approach any task we need to complete, and it becomes embedded in the Abbey culture and how we work. It is estimated that 95% of workplace injuries are due to behaviour – the things we do or don’t do that contribute to an incident. By introducing behavioural safety as a key component in creating a safety culture at Abbey, we can eliminate most if not all of the incidents we see.

Kenny McCallum Group SHEQ Manager


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