Heavy machinery moving specialists Joseph Merritt Group Plc has announced the appointment of Lincoln Marks as health & safety manager.
Marks, who is from Sheffield, joins Merritts having previously worked for Cold Harbour Marine. Prior to this, he sat on the other side of the fence, working for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the UK’s regulator, as a HM inspector of health & safety, where he inspected sites and investigated accidents in both factories and construction sites.
In his new role at Merritts, Lincoln will be responsible for ensuring that high standards of health and safety are maintained as the company continues to evolve and grow. This will be achieved through a combination of on-site auditing, process improvement, and ongoing staff training to ensure the importance of health and safety is elevated throughout the company.
Commenting on his appointment, Marks, who holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Regulatory Occupational Health and Safety and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Conservation said: “I am delighted to have joined a well-respected family run business. The company already has a passion for health and safety and is going through an exciting period of growth. Using my past experience of working for HSE I am looking forward to ensuring that Merritts continue to uphold its impeccable track record.”
Merritts managing director, James Merritt, added: “We pride ourselves on our attitude towards health & safety. All operatives are fully trained and all plant and equipment is regularly maintained and serviced in order to meet the required LOLER and PUWER regulations. We provide customers with highly detailed risk assessments and method statements to ensure the safest possible working environment. We welcome Lincoln to the team and believe his appointment will help us to further enhance our reputation as a market leader by streamlining our health & safety processes and ensuring compliance with the relevant regulatory bodies”.
As well as overseeing all health & safety procedures and preparing RAMS documentation, Marks will be a key member of the on-site team during larger projects to ensure the safe removal, transportation and installation of heavy machinery.