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Aluminium sector health and safety targeted

A new scheme is to be launched which will give companies in the aluminium sector help towards improving their occupational health and safety performance.

Set up by the Aluminium Federation (ALFED) and industry players, Aluminium Industry Made Safer (AIMS) hopes to build on an already proud record.

Open to all UK-based companies and organisations within the sector, its aim is to give guidance and more specific help through workshops, sharing of best practice and controls to assist in managing and reducing risks.

Member companies have already achieved an enviable industry index by proactive risk management, with ALFED tasked with collating and reporting UK industry statistics.

Its occupational health and safety committee chairman Trevor Smith said: Our ambitious objective is to improve on that record by a further 10% over a three year period, while also encouraging many more companies to join us in the commitment to safety improvement and to reporting their achievements.

Current industry figures show that more than 20 employees in every 1,000 are injured annually causing time off work, with the AIMS scheme looking to address this.

Signing up to the scheme demonstrates that a company is committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace for employers and visitors.

Commitment involves senior management undertaking to produce a safety improvement plan, monitoring its progress and reporting on performance, added Smith.

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