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The Health and Safety of our workforce and the workforce of our clients is of paramount importance to us at M O’Brien Plant Hire. We always work closely with our clients to ensure we meet their needs and to develop new innovations
to improve the safety of our machines and our operators.

Zero harm is our number one target and we are a firm believer that this is achievable through constant monitoring and improvement of our equipment. We
monitor the behaviour and skills of our operatives to ensure every aspect of our company is improving consistently.

A number of features have been developed over the years to improve the safety of our machines in order to reduce and prevent accidents. Some of the Safety features on our equipment includes:

  • Green Seatbelt Engagement Beacon
  • 360 Degree Camera system
  • White Noise Travel Alarms
  • Fall Protection Railings
  • Check Valves
  • Quick Hitch Release Alarms
  • Double Locking Hitch As Standard
  • Secondary Dead Man Wired into Seatbelt
  • Height and Slew Restrictors
  • Prolec Safe Load Indicators
  • Zero Tail Excavators
  • Rubber Tracks
  • Kosran Security pad
  • Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil
  • Diesel Particulate Filters
  • Rops/Fops Cabs
  • Tier 3B Compliant machinery
  • Regular inspections of all equipment

    • Only by setting the highest standards for ourselves will we be able to retain the trust of our customers and the people using our infrastructure. We Have committed to a strong Health and safety policy that will allow us to reach our target of Zero accidents.

      For us this means:

        * Zero fatalities
        * Zero permanently disabling injuries
        * Zero Minor accidents

      Zero harm

      Together we will share our capacity for innovation, creativity and application, to achieve this collective goal. We will only achieve it when each business adopts Zero Harm solutions that work most effectively for them and their people.

      The elements of the Zero Harm Framework are supported by the following commitments:

      Eliminating fatal risks
      Our business will identify fatal risks and establish Zero Harm design, management and behavioural protocols to eliminate them.

      Eliminating hazards
      Our business will identify and plan out hazards in all activities they undertake.

      Maintaining Zero Harm day to day
      Our business will establish and maintain management, monitoring, review, audit and assurance systems geared for Zero Harm.

      Keeping the public safe from harm
      Our business will manage and maintain Zero Harm levels of separation, security, monitoring and stewardship to safeguard members of the public from exposure to our hazards.

      Keeping all our people healthy
      Our business will conduct health checks and health risk assessments to ensure there is no long-term harm to health from working in our business.

      Working with our customers
      Our business will enlist the support and co-operation of customers to achieve Zero Harm.

      Making safety personal
      Our business and the people within them will make safety personal.

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