Life Saving Rules


The 16 Life Saving Rules represent a key set of health and safety requirements that each Tarmac business unit must ensure it complies with, to safeguard the wellbeing of its employees, contractors and visitors.

The Life Saving Rules are the result of evaluation of serious and fatal incidents across our parent company CRH’s global business and of wider industry sectors. The 16 Life Saving Rules focus specifically on key areas such as:

Contractor Safety, Machinery Safety, Transport, Project & Design Safety, Work at Height and Associated Risks and High Risk Activities including confined spaces, explosive safety and operating process safety.

To support the Life Saving Rules campaigns were launched in early 2017 focusing on:

  • Occupational health including HAVS and dust
  • Site transport and road transport safety
  • Lock off & Isolation

The campaigns were supported by a DVD and handbook which supported all areas on principles and placed a focus on operational control elements


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