Unit Engineers and Constructors (UECL), a subsidiary of leading thermal technology group UnitBirwelco Limited, has clocked up 1.2m man hours without a reportable injury. This landmark achievement, equating to 2,000 safely worked days, sets a new record for the Immingham facility which manufactures and fabricates metal products and structures for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

Commenting on the group’s latest record, Cy Wilkinson, CEO of UnitBirwelco said: “The safety of our workforce is at the heart of everything we do – it is part of our corporate culture. As an organisation and as individuals we are committed to creating a working environment that prevents risk, accidents and ill-health.”

He added: “In an industry such as ours, safety is vital but sometimes difficult to achieve. It requires a concerted effort from everyone. Our operational managers are supported by specialist Health & Safety consultants who help create and implement appropriate organisational structures that involve training and setting out a clear definition of duties and responsibilities for everyone. It is important that every department and employee understands their role and embraces that culture.”

UECL, which is OHSAS 18001 certified, collaborates closely with the regulatory authorities’ standard-setting bodies, professional institutions and leading trade associations.