Our people make Morgan safer

On our journey to ‘zero harm’, it’s the actions of our people that make the difference at Morgan. From thinking to acting safe, prioritising safety and living by our safety commitments, our people are helping to build a safer Morgan for everyone.

The commitment to safety by our people is crucial on our journey to achieve 'zero harm' to all employees.

Their training efforts underpin our safety culture. Earlier this year our Kempten senior management team completed their new 'TAKE 5 Training'. As part of the training, the team completed an 'Escape Game', with a scenario of unsafe practices set up on-site. The group worked together to identify the safety risks and implement the correct measures to address each risk quickly and safely.

The 'Escape Game' was a success and will become a fixed element of all the site's leadership 'Take 5 Training' going forward; showing the value of practical, hands-on-learning.

Thank you to the Kempten team, and all those across our Morgan business who thinkSAFE and Take 5 for safety.

Supervisor Spotlight: Glen, St Marys

At Morgan safety is our top priority. Together we are working towards our aspiration of ‘zero harm’; we want every person in our Morgan family to return home safely following their day at work.

With this goal in mind, we are committed to conducting all our activities in a manner that builds a caring safety culture and develops a world-class safety system that supports this effort.

To reach our goal of 'zero harm' we need the support and commitment of everyone in order to identify, challenge and demonstrate safer working behaviours. We must all work together to think and act safe.

Many of our people are living and breathing our thinkSAFE commitments, and we’re always proud to share their efforts to create a safer Morgan.

Today we’re throwing the spotlight on Manufacturing Supervisor Glen, who is based at our St Marys, USA site, and a member of our Morgan family for over 27 years. Throughout this time Glen has demonstrated a passion and commitment for safety.

Over the years Glen has faced numerous safety challenges, and he believes that it is important to share his experiences with others to help

them appreciate that safety incidents can happen to anyone, at any time. For Glen it is crucial to make time for safety and make it your number one priority.

“Ensure that you speak to each individual member of your team each day about safety. Whilst I try to get the team together at the beginning of each shift to share information and discuss concerns, this is not always possible for everyone. Rather than missing those people out, I seek out each missing person and speak with them 1 to 1, to ensure they have the same critical information as the rest of my team, and also a platform to raise their own individual concerns too.

I don't find time [for safety]; I make time because it's important to me. Safety is the number one priority; our people need to be safe in their work to enable them to return home to their loved ones after a shift. Safety is my first thought during my working day, before the team get started on their tasks it is the primary consideration.”

Glen and his colleagues are busy implementing additional safety measures to ensure employees are always as safe as possible.

No action is too small when it comes to keeping our people safe

Here are a few of the changes our sites have implemented to keep their people safe and work towards zero harm across Morgan:
  •  In Shanghai, China, many of our people commute to work by e-bike. In order to improve the visibility of our people on the road, each employee has been given a fluorescent armband and reflective strip to attach to the their e-bike.
  • At our Thouarcé site, France, the team have completed their thinkSAFE refresh training, resulting in an increase in near-miss reporting of approximately 25%. This shows the focus that the team members are placing on spotting and reporting hazards.
  • In Suzhou, China, the team have been focused on keeping safe in the very hot temperatures. From providing cooling foods and drinks, to heatstroke first aid, the team are focused on keeping people cool and healthy.