Safety and Wellbeing
New Occupational Health Facility at the National Skills and Safety Park
"The health and wellbeing of Tarmac colleagues is always our number one priority and I'm proud to officially open this unique facility that helps support colleagues from across our business."
Peter Buckley Senior Vice President, UK and Ireland
The Tarmac National Skills and Safety Park was opened in 2020 and was designed to support our commitment to investing in our people. The Park provides colleagues with practical, hands-on training for emerging industry talent – including apprentices, graduates and those retraining from other sectors.
In 2021, we opened the new occupational health and wellbeing facility. It is situated in a bespoke building and focuses on physical, interactive, and visual learning, designed with the sole purpose of educating and protecting all colleagues.
From demonstrations of the effects of unsafe working practices to explanations about how dust masks can protect colleagues in later years, the building has been creatively and thoughtfully designed to take employees through an interactive occupational health journey. It also offers a dedicated ‘quiet space’ for colleagues and trainees to focus and relax.
The Park has already become a valued cornerstone of Tarmac’s safety and training provision and this additional new facility demonstrates our ongoing commitment to further support the welfare and safety of our colleagues.
Graeme Boylen, Human Resources Director, said: “After a challenging year we look forward to many more colleagues benefiting from this unique, state-of-the-art facility, which will further support the capability of our people and working towards a world class safety culture.”
The facility has already supported 34 graduates on the Professional Operator Development Programme (PODP) qualification, a 13-month apprenticeship where learners receive over 500 hours of off the job learning.