major part of the Liverpool2 project involves the building of the
quay wall through a joint venture by contractors Bam Nuttall &
Van Oord. This part of the project will involve workers being exposed
to the marine environment and its associated hazards and its vital
that they have the right safety equipment and know how to use it.
and RNLI colleague Rick Raeburn devised a presentation which they
delivered to employees on site in Liverpool Docks.
employees were shown the correct specifications of lifejackets for
their work, how to fit it correctly and how to keep it in good
condition. It was also explained how quickly the effects of cold
water immersion could affect their survival chances and also of being
seen in and recovered from the water. We also raised awareness of
the legal requirements around lifejacket use and gave advice
regarding specific equipment needed where welding equipment and
lifejackets were in use.
Tony Clare said ‘ We are used to talking to the leisure boat users
about lifejacket choice, care and maintenance so it was encouraging
that big companies are also asking the same questions and are taking
the safety of their staff so seriously. There are inherent dangers to
anyone working or venturing near the coast and people should always
be aware of their own safety and that of fellow workers and the
public. RNLI are always willing to give impartial advice to anyone
who requests it and we were very grateful for the large donation
received from the company. This will help us address more incident
issues around our coast and open waters’.
Mudge, Project Director for Lend Lease, commented ‘We came across the
RNLI at a recent road show and the work they have done for us has
been extremely helpful both for our operatives and ourselves as
principal contractor for the project. It is vital that we manage the
hazards with the right safety mechanisms in place during
construction. We found the RNLI very accommodating and they were
especially helpful being able to deliver the training on site. We
expect that over the life of the project up to 100 operatives will go
through the programme.’
visit was arranged to the RNLI’s New Brighton lifeboat station which
is one of the busiest in the North West, where representatives from
Lend Lease and Bam Nuttall made a donation to the RNLI. They were
given a tour of the station and its rapid response inshore lifeboat –
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and learned about the work of the station.
Primary photograph: L to R front Carolyn Barrie Project Director for Lend Lease, Louise Bates H&S Mgr Lend Lease, Tony Clare RNLI Divisional Sea Safety Mgr North – Back row John Mudge Project Director Lend Lease, Dan Davies Site Agent for Bam Nuttall on RNLI New Brightons Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin for cheque presentation.
Secondary Photo: Dan Davies Site Agent for Bam Nuttall with RNLI New Brightons Talus Tractor
January the station celebrated its 150th
Anniversary during which time they have saved 1235 lives.
more information please contact Bob Warwick, RNLI New Brighton
Volunteer Press Officer on 0151 200 7965 – mobile 0784 765 8922 –
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