Meet and greet scheme for lorry drivers at British Steel in Scunthorpe is hailed a success

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 8 Feb 2018

A Meet and Greet reception scheme for lorry drivers who are strangers to the British Steelworks in Scunthorpe has been hailed a success.

The scheme was set up last November by P&O Ferrymasters to improve the flow of drivers on the 2,000-acre site and reduce the number of rejected trailers.

Since then more than 900 drivers have been inducted and more than 1,300 trailers checked.

Claire Reynolds, the spokeswoman for P&O Ferrymasters, said: "Two driver induction employees and eight safety inspectors man the meet and greet, which operates every working day from 6am to 8pm.

"A first-time driver will undergo a pictorial induction and then complete a competence test before being issued with an induction card.

"The driver’s trailer will also be checked to ensure it is fit for purpose and ready for loading before they are allowed to proceed to the loading area at their allocated time slot.

"Complemented by the Timeslot system, the facility improves the flow of drivers onto the site and reduces the level of rejected trailers.

"The next step will be to extend the initiative to other flows at Scunthorpe including domestic, container and tipper traffic."

Read more: Steel's challenges to be underlined at major national conference

Martin Welch, from British Steel, said: "This facility enhances our site entry experience, ensuring that safety and customer service comes first.

"Over the coming months the new specific multi-language logistics induction will be included. Partnership working is the key to business success."

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