Chris Mee Group were called in by a multinational pharmaceutical company (name confidential) to support them on the aftermath of a serious accident where there had been a fall through a false ceiling. As a result of the accident the plant management had been formally warned by corporate that if there was a recurrence then the GM would be sacked and the site would be down-graded internally within the multi-national group . The management team were also facing legal proceedings from the HSA with possible court appearances and penalties including risk of plant shut-down.
Chris Mee Group advised the management to proactively implement a full safety management system. This entailed not only an accisent investigation but a full gap analysis of the existing systems including site visits, documentation reviews, interviews of key managers and staff, etc. Once the gap analysis was carried out, our consultants produced an improvement plan. This plan indicated the hazards identified and also the controls that had to be implemented. This implementation would minimise the risk and also demonstrate that the client now had the sufficient controls in place. We then supported the client in quickly implementing the plan in a pragmatic and commercially viable way. At the same time we represented the client in dealing with the HSA, the client’s Insurance companies and in preparing the client for potential civil and criminal prosecutions.