Innov8 wins safety contract with Peel

Construction safety specialist Innov8 Safety Solutions has signed a 12-month deal with Peel Ports Mersey to implement a construction health and safety programme.

Alan Robson, managing director at Innov8 Safety Solutions, said the health and safety campaign will support around 100 different construction projects at the port and along Manchester Ship Canal.

In total, Innov8 will work with more than 130 of Peel Ports' contractors, suppliers and consultants. Innov8 said the aim is to reinforce Peel Ports' commitment to the highest standards of competence in site safety. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Robson said: "The idea was developed with Peel Ports as an eye catching engaging initiative which will proactively promote safety. Peel Ports is passionate about safety and this campaign will ensure that contractors working on site are fully briefed on the most important aspects of site safety, from the basics of slips, trips and falls, to the necessary administration issues."

Alan Williams, head of projects at Peel Ports, added: "The Peel Ports capital projects team and safety department understand that larger organisations on our sites may be better equipped to deal with this programme than smaller contractors. Therefore the assessments will be tailored to help everyone achieve the standard of health and safety required to work within the Port of Liverpool."

The Port of Liverpool is Peel Ports' largest port, handling 33m tonnes of cargo each year on both sides of the River Mersey while Manchester Ship Canal handles around 7m tonnes of cargo. There are more than 30 stakeholders working within 1,200 acres of waterside land, incorporating 4m sq ft of modern logistic facilities and bespoke commercial sites.

Innov8 Safety Solutions has offices in Bromborough in Wirral and Manchester.

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