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9th October 2020


Gareth Jones

Ainscough Crane Hire has once again demonstrated its commitment to the ongoing improvement of safety standards through the continuation of its ‘safety stand‐down’ events, held to engage with colleagues on Make the Safe Choice, ensuring the highest standard of safety.

These took place at Ainscough’s depots across the country following on from the successful events held in January.

Held throughout September, hundreds of employees took time away from their typical duties to discuss common issues of safety, potential recurring hazards and give feedback on the company’s overall safety culture.

This year, as a response to the impact of the ongoing pandemic on construction sites, there was a particular focus on health and wellbeing for colleagues. All of the events were also carried out in smaller groups with social distancing measures in place.

The UK’s leading lifting solutions company has hosted the events in line with its guiding principle of ‘Make the Safe Choice’, designed to make sure all employees Make the Safe Choice in everything that we do, and how any potential hazards could impact on the wellbeing of colleagues, clients and the wider public.

Mark James, Operations Director, South – Ainscough Crane Hire said: “Given the nation’s experience of the Covid‐19 pandemic, there has never been a better time to re‐engage and to facilitate additional safety stand-downs that allow us to take a closer look at safety measures, as well as our own health and wellbeing.

“I’m really pleased with how the latest stand down days went. They were engaging, interactive forums that had lively discussions, useful observations and helpful advice. Our depot managers gained really valuable feedback from their teams.

“Ainscough Crane Hire is proud to support this important initiative on behalf of our staff, clients, and the communities in which we work. These events drive positive change, encourage conversation, and enable our teams to work together to make sure we address the key health, safety and wellbeing risks our industry faces.”

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