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An operation aimed at vehicles carrying dangerous goods saw officers stop more than 80 vehicles on roads in our area;

The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action yesterday evening;

...and staff and contractors at SABIC have helped give a big boost to four local charities after achieving outstanding safety standards during vital maintenance work to one of the region’s major chemical plants.

 

An operation aimed at vehicles carrying dangerous goods saw officers stop more than 80 vehicles on roads in our area. 

As part of four days of action carried out last week, 82 vehicles were assessed as part of the work to help keep road users safe. 

Officers look at offences including tachograph offences, faulty brake lights, under-inflated wheels, document offences and having the correct signage for the substances that the vehicles carry. 

Of the drivers stopped and spoken to, four prohibitions were issued and two verbal warnings given for defective or missing safety equipment and incorrect paperwork and two drivers were found to be committing operator licence offences.

 

The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action yesterday evening.

Redcar lifeboat was launched at twenty five to eight yesterday evening to assist with a police incident at Saltburn.

However shortly after launching the incident was resolved and the lifeboat was recalled back to the lifeboat station.

 

Staff and contractors at SABIC have helped give a big boost to four local charities after achieving outstanding safety standards during vital maintenance work to one of the region’s major chemical plants.

There were no safety incidents during a six-week period as more than 240 staff and contractors worked on the “turnaround” of SABIC’s Butadiene 3 plant at Wilton.

The process, which brought £6m into the local economy via contracts, services and materials, involved a complete shutdown of the plant.

As a result of the safety record achieved during the turnaround, SABIC agreed to donate £4,000 to charity, with staff nominating North of England Children’s Cancer Research, Redcar & Cleveland Mind, Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and Redcar RNLI, who all received £1,000 each.


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