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Health and Safety

Health and Safety is an integral part of plant hire operations. Lomond Plant is accredited to OHSAS18001:2007 and is continually seeking to improve and innovate to reduce incidents occurring whether in-house or onsite.
We have a number of initiatives and innovations that we have developed either on our own or in conjunction with clients to be at the forefront of our industry.

By carrying out monthly Health and Safety review meetings we are continually innovating within our product range and looking at ways to enhance our workforce’s knowledge and awareness.
“It’s better to be safe now, than sorry later”
Operator Training
All our operators have been fully trained and have been issued with the Construction Plant Competence Scheme card – operated and regulated by CITB - which is the main accepted proof of an operator's competence on a UK construction site.

In addition to driving and operating machinery, operators change buckets and other attachments, maintain equipment and carry out daily safety checks. At Lomond we want our operators to be the best they can be and believe our operators should be refreshed and trained on new issues and topics regularly. We have developed an in-house training course which covers a number of topics which have a day to day impact on their job which is rolled out bi-annually. Some of the topics covered are:
  • Permits to Work
  • Underground Service Avoidance
  • Dander from Overhead Powerlines
  • Lifting Operations
  • Trench Boxes
  • Quick Hitch Operation

This training can be tailored to meet our client's requirements and safe systems of work.

In addition to in-house training and CPCS cards all our 360 operators have CPCS Lifting Operations category as standard.
 
Fall Protection
All Lomond Plant machines above 10 ton have ALL Round Fall Protection. This innovation is not an industry standard but again one which Lomond feel should be. This protects the operator when:
  • Carry out routine maintenance
  • Refuelling
  • Fitting and removal of vandal guards
Coupler Safety
All Lomond Plant machines above 5 ton have Double Locking Quick Hitches complying with the latest HSE Guidance. In addition to these hitches we have a Coupler Alert Safety System (CASS) which gives an audible warning to the operator and ground operatives when the attachment or detachment of a bucket/attachment is in process on all machines over 10 tonnes. This innovation is not an industry standard but one which Lomond feel should be.
  • New Improved Design
  • External "Stand Clear" Audible Alert
  • External LED Alert System
  • Helps Protect Ground Operatives
  • Additional Piece of Mind
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15 Mechinston Ind Estate
Bankside
Falkirk
FK2 7PD
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Drum Farm
Old Dalkeith Road
Danderhall
EH22 1RR
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Neilston
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G78 3NY
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St Helens
WA9 1HS
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