Altrad NSG Ltd continues to pay it forward

Posted 09 February 2015

Leading Industrial Services Company Altrad NSG Ltd has hit a major safety goal of two million man hours with no lost time accidents

To mark another magnificent safety performance by our work force in achieving two million man hours' accident and injury free in some very demanding and challenging situations, workers were given £5,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, with the Shrewsbury House Youth and Community Centre in Everton being picked to receive the cash windfall.

The youth and community Centre provides activities for young people and helps them back into employment. Altrad NSG Ltd continued to engage with the Centre providing innovative training and apprenticeship schemes throughout 2014, and plans to continue this throughout 2015.

Altrad NSG Ltd supervisor Damien Cummings, a former member of the youth club, said: "This scheme is something I have always wanted to see set up. It is great have the continuing support of my employer, and put something back into the club which gave me and a lot of others a start in life - a scheme whereby youngsters of today are able to get into constructive work. "It is hard enough for these young people to prove that they have the skills and energy to make their way in life and this scheme is giving them that chance."

Altrad NSG Ltd Managing Director, Mike Carr said: "We are delighted to be able to continually support a charity which does a lot of good work with young people who are struggling to find employment. Altrad NSG Ltd is committed to taking on and developing young talented people and this scheme is a great example."

A spokesman for the youth club said: "We are grateful to Altrad NSG Ltd for its continued support, and we will be putting all of the money into a range of services aimed at tackling the current crisis of youth unemployment." 

The cheque for £5,000 was handed over by Altrad NSG Ltd Directors to at the Youth Club's Christmas Showcase evening in December.

Shrewsbury House is a registered charity, funded by covenants and donations from individuals as well as some grants from the local authority, housing association and  trust funds.  Throughout 2015 they will continue to embark upon proactive initiatives to forge closer links with industry, including a recent careers event hosted in conjunction with Construction Industry Training Board.

Managing Director Mike Carr put the absence of any lost time accidents - an injury requiring time off from work - down to Altrad NSG's Ltd commitment to safety, extensive employee involvement, and accountability.

Mr Carr added: "We achieved one million man hours with no lost time accidents in 2011, increasing that to two million three years later is a significant achievement for our people and the company," he said. "It is testament to the hard work of all employees striving to eliminate all accidents and injuries. Altrad NSG Ltd continues to prove itself a leader in safety and performance in the scaffolding and industrial works sector."

Altrad NSG Ltd works in a variety of sectors, maintaining growth over the last year in the construction and engineering sectors while continuing expansion into the social housing, marine and off-shore, and oil and gas sectors.