Mirage Machines, an Acteon company, has surpassed five years without a single lost time incident (LTI). The milestone was achieved across Mirage’s manufacturing and distribution sites operating from the UK, Houston, Singapore and Perth.
The in-situ machining products manufactured by Mirage are used widely across many industries, including the oil & gas, petrochemicals, power generation and nuclear sectors, so a strict QHSE health & safety culture is now firmly embedded within the company’s culture.
The Mirage safety programme engages the entire workforce and is managed through a robust reporting process and a health & safety committee.
Initiatives in place include ‘RISK’ cards (Reduced incidents through shared knowledge), which can be submitted at any time by staff who see the potential for a safety improvement to be made.
Area safety inspections are carried out each month by all staff up to director level, with the five process steps of ‘sort, straighten, shine, standardise and sustain’ being applied to each working area.
Paul Humphreys QHSE Coordinator at Mirage, said “Everybody’s opinion counts, so each individual card or audit is reviewed at high level. But what can make a huge difference is when we collate and analyse the data to see emerging trends and to identify the root cause of the issue.”
Acknowledging the achievement, Richard Silk, managing director of Mirage Machines commented, “The commitment from everyone in the company has been outstanding. Our goal is, and always will be zero accidents or incidents. When you consider that we work with rotating machinery weighing up to 6 tons, to clock-up over 334,000 hours without a single lost time incident shows we are on the right path.”