The Transportation and Storage Sector covers a range of work activities such as land transport, storage and warehousing and postal and courier activities. Official figures indicate that upwards of 93,000 people are employed in this sector. According to the HSA the fatal accident rate for this sector is the third highest (after construction and agriculture) with an average rate of 5.45 per 100,000 employed. Vehicles at work continue to be a major cause of fatal and major injuries. Estimates suggest that up to one-third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at work at the time. In addition to road traffic safety other key issues the industry faces include manual handling of freight, falls, securing loads and onsite traffic management. Owning or operating a commercial vehicle or fleet of them carries with it important responsibilities around driver hours, tachograph management, vehicle testing, maintenance and road worthiness. Employers must provide and maintain safety systems of work in connection with plant, vehicles, equipment, tools, machinery and substances both in the depot and in vehicles. Employers must also have the safety systems in place to check that employees, agency and contract workers or drivers all meet required safety requirements. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has implemented a risk rating system for heavy commercial vehicle operators (CVORI) and uses this risk rating system as a tool to help decide which operators should be inspected. Operators may be inspected by the RSA either at their premises or drivers might be stopped at the roadside.
The Chris Mee Group has a high calibre team and the necessary support structures in place to effectively manage our health, safety, quality and environmental (HSQE) training requirements nationwide.
As always everyone was very professional with the Chris Mee Group.
A major strength with CMSE is the wide knowledge base associated with all their staff. From training, consultancy and auditing, CMSE exceeded my expectations. I have been extremely happy with the level of service provided in all aspects and would not hesitate to recommend CMSE to anyone.
I have been availing of the services of CMSE for well over 10 years... From implementing EHS Management Systems and Risk Management solutions, managing construction safety, conducting audits and assesments to the provision of training, temporary and full-time placement...I have always found their services to be exceptional.