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Baron Insulation reaches impressive safety record.

Creating a workplace culture where injury at work is a rarity takes
dedication, good habits, and leadership. And it’s not something
that happens overnight.

We’re proud to say that earlier this year Baron Insulation reached a seven-year milestone of zero Lost
Time Injury (LTI) and Medical Treatment Injury (MTI).

A Lost Time Injury (LTI) usually results in time lost from work. It could be as little as one day or losing
a shift off work, or months of rehabilitation.

A Medical Treatment Injury (MTI) is an injury that resulted in a certain level of treatment (not
first aid treatment).

Measuring the link between occupational safety and company culture

The Bradley Curve measures the link between a company’s occupational health and safety record and its culture. Factors such as an individual’s attitude, the quality and effectiveness of the company’s leadership, and the corporate culture, are significant influences on the number and severity of workplace accidents.
With its long history of teamwork and a culture which values both individual and corporate responsibility for safety, Baron is now in the interdependent stage of the Bradley Curve model.
Markers of this stage of the model include a focus on self-responsibility, where each employee understands and is committed to reaching high occupational safety measures.

Increased safety measures strengthens workplace safety at Baron

In a changing workplace, maintaining a safety culture is a daily challenge. With the significant addition of foil manufacturing at Baron over the past year, the safety culture has certainly been put to the test.

However, the Baron team has stood strong in maintaining our safety culture and has implemented these important safety upgrades to keep our people safe:
• new handrails and bollards fitted around foil plant and equipment
• fitting a noise reducing silencer to the slitter chopper box
• installed important fall prevention measures, such as a rollover gate on the mezzanine floor, replacing chains with gates on the loading dock, installing a stair fall back guard, and relocating machine filtration making it accessible from the ground level.

“Everyone at Baron is committed to stopping work that’s unsafe, reporting and discussing hazards and raising any issue they’re concerned about. They know that the issues they raise will be taken seriously and resolved quickly,” says Baron Insulation Business Manager, Troy Humphreys.

“We understand that achieving real safety improvements is a continuous process. Knowing that all our employees and management team take personal responsibility for safety, means our safety culture will continue to go from strength to strength.”

How Baron Insulation’s new warehouse is delivering on our ‘peace of mind’ promise

In June 2020, we consolidated our four sites, moving to one well-equipped warehouse in Keysborough Victoria. Two years on, we’re out of lockdown and all set to support business growth for our suppliers and customers.

Delivering the product and service our clients need is what any organisation does to stay in business. But at Baron, it’s at the core of what keeps our clients happy and coming back to use our services time and time again.

So, after years of planning, we consolidated four sites into one to make sure we always had stock of the insulation products people needed.

Now that we’re settled-in, the team are continuing to work hard, talking with our customers every day to make sure their businesses can keep ticking along.

Here’s how having one convenient location is helping to support our partners:

Faster order turnaround

By consolidating our four factory and warehouse sites into one large 7500m2 new site in Keysborough, we now have all the products you need in the one convenient location. This means we can reduce stock picking times and have your order ready faster.

And because of the increased space in the warehouse, we no longer need to store stock on mezzanine floors. Not only does this reduce manual handing for our staff order processing is more efficient.

A smoother, faster loading process

Having dual loading docks at our new premises is a big improvement on the old site where we only had one dock. This means improved site traffic flow in the loading area for customer pickups and for our own delivery vehicles.

A more convenient location

By moving 10-15km closer to central Melbourne, we’ve reduced the distance most our customers need to travel for pickups. With the cost of petrol increasing all the time, this is a real bonus for both us and our customers!

A bigger warehouse means more insulation stock is on hand

Many of our customers offer next-day delivery. Which is why having the capacity to hold increased stock levels means we have the product you need when you need it.

A safer workplace

Now that we’re not having to move products between locations and having to drive on roadways and through the staff carpark, we’ve significantly reduced any forklift hazards.

Of course, what hasn’t changed is the enthusiasm of our team, our industry knowledge, and a commitment to helping your business thrive.

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