Safety first

‘Get home safely’ was the subject of this autumn's Aggregate Industries Safety Events.

Nynas were invited to join the events which took place at various sites around the country, and Paul Lamb, Nynas UK & WE HSSE Manager, was only too happy to provide training on the safe delivery of bitumen. 

“The topic included what sites can do to assist the driver, what actions should be taken in the case of emergency, how to deal with a driver who has come into contact with bitumen and how to shut down the tanker”, he says. “The bitumen discharge permit has become an important part of the bitumen delivery process, and this was also discussed in some detail.”

Other topics covered during the day were lifting, maintenance, general site health and safety awareness, in particular fire safety, and on-site risk assessment. 

“The day was both thought-provoking and informative. The well-structured delivery gave all members of staff, both old and new, the tools they need to prioritise safety and ensure that we all get home safely”, Lamb concludes.

Projects

PMB with biogenic material reduces climate impact

Nypol RE is a newly developed, polymer-modified bitumen with biogenic material that increases the useful life of the pavement while reducing climate impact.

Noted

Bitumen to focus on core European markets

The world is changing at a rapid pace, and Nynas is now taking strategic steps to strengthen its competitiveness in core markets. Nynas will create a business footprint focusing on customers in the naphthenics and bitumen market in Europe, and significantly improve efficiency to deliver a competitive customer experience. Furthermore, Nynas will focus on four strategic sustainability areas: product development, environment and climate change, health and safety as well as people and society.

Safety

Appreciated Safety Day in Norway

To minimise the risk of accidents and injuries when loading and unloading bitumen, Nynas holds annual driver meetings.

Interview

Brains of Nynas: Sarah Badley

Sarah Badley works as Bitumen Sales Manager, covering the North of England, but is also responsible for the Nynas Bitumen Customer Service Centre in the UK. She joined Nynas in 2014, having spent many years working in the motor industry with brands including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Find out what's on her mind.

Noted

All the key players are working together to achieve the best possible result.

Katri Eskola, Specialist Road Maintenance Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Talking point: The COVID-19 pandemic


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