Under the scheme, the 140 employees are encouraged to write on cards details of any near misses – incidents that had the potential to result in injury although had not done so – or hazard alerts – unsafe equipment, substances, or procedures – so that management can take appropriate action.
In the last year workers at the premises in Littlewell Lane have filled in 398 alert cards. Over the same period the number of accidents involving employees having time off work dropped from six to one.
The company matched the efforts by giving £1 to charity for each card submitted and a cheque for £398 was presented to Treetops Hospice at Risley.
Stanton Bonna employees who fill in a card are entered for a monthly draw to win £25 of shopping vouchers, but in celebrating the success of the health and safety scheme management gave away several prizes in an annual prize draw.