Sustainable Development at Demix

Demix Agrégats, Demix Béton and Demix Construction, divisions of CRH Canada Group Inc., are fully committed to CRH Canada's sustainable development, responsible stewardship of the natural environment and social responsibility initiatives.

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Demix Béton wins Bronze at the 2015 President's Awards for OH&S Excellence

We are proud to announce that Demix Béton  was the Bronze Winner for the company 2015 President’s Awards for OH&S Excellence. This achievement is the testimony of our employees’ commitment to safety and their desire to keep their workplace safe.

Rescue System for Confined Space Entry
by Réjean Deschênes, Nicolas Dussault, Louis Lauzon and Éric Thériault
Demix Béton, LaSalle Plant


The objective of this project was to ensure that the mechanics at the LaSalle Demix Béton Plant had effective equipment and clear procedures to evacuate anyone from the mixer in the event of an incident during cleaning or maintenance work. 

People holding Awards for OH&S Excellence

Results
A new and more effective emergency evacuation system was developed and put in place. The solution, which was developed internally, comprised of completely changing mixer access, adding specific equipment to lift access doors, the implementation of an emergency extraction system as well as the improvement of procedures for confined space entry and related operations. This was made possible by a thorough analysis of the problem, careful research and by consulting with subject matter experts—suppliers, specialists and engineers. This comprehensive approach led to a solution that met the needs of the team. 

Key Lesson
This process demonstrated the importance of taking the required time to find the right solution, to be open to new ideas, to not be afraid to ask questions and to reach out to experts.