Since its launch in the summer of 2016, the Morson Vital Safety Unit has changed the way safety briefs are delivered across a range of sites across the UK. In its first 12 months, it has travelled nearly 20,000 miles and has seen the birth of a smaller unit to compliment it.
Helping to facilitate and focus all forms of safety communications, the bespoke Safety Unit design was subject to meticulous planning and scrutiny during its four-month development to ensure compliance with stringent workplace safety standards. Extensive contractor research enabled us to better understand the needs of site employees and is reflected in the facilities on board.
The heated environment provides a comfortable and flexible venue for contractors to meet and discuss issues, as well as receive formal safety briefings. Other features include a clean water supply, first aid kit and television to support delivery conversations at any time and location.
Executive director, Gary Hardaker comments: “Through the development of the Safety Bus, Vital can carry out conversations in any location in the UK in a professional and dignified manner. Our commitment to safety is absolute, as evidenced by the major developments launched in the last two years and the pipeline to continue innovation.
The vehicle is fantastic to promote and deliver site safety tours, briefings, tool box talks and PPE replenishment. It has gone down extremely well with both our workforce and clients, and is now seen as best practice.”
Safety briefings have been completed for clients such as Network Rail and Balfour Beatty.