Seeing safety from a haulier's point of view
31 March 2017
This month saw the first of many on road Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) days, set up by the Aggregate and Asphalt Contract Haulage Team, as part of the Logistics Health & Safety commitment. The days give CEMEX employees the chance to discuss safety with hauliers and to go out on a delivery to site. The VFL Days took place at our Salford Depot and Ely Coated Plant in March to showcase the good work our contract haulage partners do towards safety and to encourage our haulage drivers to continue operate safely. They also give CEMEX employees the opportunity to deliver material to a customer site to see first-hand what our hauliers do. The events were well attended by members of Aggregate and Asphalt Commercial and Operations Teams, Logistics, Supply Chain and Readymix.
The feedback from the days was very positive and there was a great level of engagement from our contract haulage drivers towards safety. Contract haulage accounts for a large proportion of all CEMEX delivered Aggregate and Asphalt volumes nationally and they are an integral part of our supply chain – often the first person a customer sees – they are vital to the CEMEX customer experience. The Logistics Team will be hosting more on road VFL Days throughout the year with dates currently arranged for Brighton Wharf, Halkyn Quarry, with more dates in the Southern, Central and Northern regions to be completed throughout the year.