Health & Safety

We know that establishing and enforcing appropriate measures to control and monitor Health, Safety and Welfare of our employees, is a vital part of running the business as an efficient and successful operation.

"Ibstock PLC is a UK based manufacturer of clay bricks and associated concrete and clay walling and roofing components supplying the construction market.

We are committed to continuously improving our Health and Safety culture based on the adoption of a zero harm philosophy.

We believe that a positive Health and Safety culture is integral to ensuring that we create a Healthy and Safe working environment for all employees, contractors and others affected by our work activities.

This policy provides a framework for improving the Health and Safety culture and associated performance of the business for the benefit of all involved by providing the appropriate management resources, training, published guidance and thorough safety management systems."

Joe Hudson, CEO, Ibstock PLC


At Forticrete, we believe the health, the safety and the welfare of all our employees, visitors and contractors are the foundations of everything we do as a company. This philosophy has enabled the management team to monitor year on year progress in safety performance, proven with the achievement of the British Precast Gold award for Health and Safety improvements for two consecutive years.

In addition to our own stringent policy and procedures, Forticrete has fully embraced the requirements of the fundamentals for eliminating fatalities as laid down by our parent company  Ibstock PLC.

Download the Ibstock PLC Health and Safety Policy Statement here.

These fundamentals address the 12 key issues of safety management which have attributed to accidents and incidents within our industry sector during the past decade and they are as follows:

  • Risk assessment
  • Mobile plant and pedestrian safety
  • Isolation of operating machinery
  • Machine guarding
  • Confined spaces
  • Working from height
  • Lifting operations
  • Electricity
  • Manual handling
  • Pressure vessels
  • Contractors
  • Gas

Accident Data

Performance in improving and reducing accidents and injuries within Forticrete has continued to make steady progress during the last 5 years. We have achieved an unprecedented low number of Lost Time Accidents (LTA).

Subsequently our severity ratio (number accident days lost/number of hours worked x 100,000) has dramatically fallen. Current statistics are available on request.