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Helping Civil Engineers To Stay Safe

7th Jun 2017

Training and induction videos are a particular specialism at Knew Productions. These are especially important in companies where safety issues are high on the agenda. We have recently worked with Jones Brothers Civil Engineering firm to stay at the forefront of site safety in the UK by filming and editing a series of educational safety videos for their 300 staff.

The UK-based civil engineering company, headquartered in Ruthin, has implemented a comprehensive safety culture programme to keep its employees and sub-contractors safe on site. The Together Safer programme is a company-wide initiative which has involved consultation with teams from sites as well as at its head office. They engaged Knew Productions to assist with communicating changes and best practices via video.

Mike Mowbray, health and safety manager at Jones Bros, said:

“We have a good track record for preventing injuries relating to the operation of plant and machinery on our construction sites. The operation of heavy plant and machinery is a potentially hazardous activity and we are aware of a number of injuries and fatalities across the industry. We therefore continue to strive for improvement in our approach to ensure that all members of our team, including visitors and clients, are safe on site." 

The six videos focus on people, machinery and plant and how they interface. They demonstrate safe means of accessing items of plant by following simple but effective rules. Much of the filming took place on a live site at the Clyde Extension Wind Farm in Scotland with Jones Bros joint venture partner Balfour Beatty.

Mike was delighted with the finished videos, he said:

“Richard Knew and his team have extensive experience in producing safety videos and this was a key factor in choosing them. We wanted a consistent message that was simple to understand and Knew Productions has delivered this perfectly."

Video is a fantastic medium to deliver key messages with impact. It is ideal for health and safety and helps businesses to keep employees safe by engaging viewers to take note of key learnings and best practices. We were filming on site at the wind farm for two days and it was clear that Jones Bros holds health and safety in high regard, so it was great to work  closely with them as we know our videos make a big difference in this area.

Knew Productions has worked with a variety of manufacturing, construction and civil engineering companies over the years on health and safety including Castle Cement, Hexion, Bocm Pauls and Denbighshire County Council. If this is an area where you feel we could help your business then  do get in touch to discuss!