September 27, 2021

Local Manufacturer Celebrates Record-Breaking Safety Success

Employees at JELD-WEN Stairs in Melton Mowbray have celebrated a record-breaking safety milestone, after reaching 2,650 days without a lost working day.

JELD-WEN Stairs employs 86 members of staff, and has been manufacturing solid timber staircases in Melton Mowbray since 1900. The current safety record, at over seven years without a serious incident, is the highest across JELD-WEN’s European production sites.

Phil Chimento, General Manager at JELD-WEN Melton Operations comments, “We’re incredibly proud of reaching this important milestone. As a global team, our core value is to build businesses ethically and safely, and our success here in Melton Mowbray is a testament to the absolute focus on safety that is engrained across the entire business, and every one of our sites.

“Our record of 2,650 days equates to 1.2m working hours, with over 362,000 staircases produced in that period. Factor in the additional Covid safety measures that have been introduced since March last year, and a significant increase in demand and production, and that makes the team’s achievement even more significant.”

Nigel Dilks, VP Operation JELD-WEN Europe added, “It’s fantastic to be able to celebrate the achievement of the whole team at JELD-WEN Stairs. All of our production sites share best practice to ensure that safety remains our number one priority, from JELD-WEN’s global environment, health and safety management system to weekly on-site audits and walking the floor.

“To achieve such an impressive record here in Melton Mowbray is a true reflection of our teams putting safety at the heart of everything they do.”

JELD-WEN is the UK’s largest manufacturer of high-quality timber interior and exterior doors, windows and stairs, with five sites across Melton Mowbray, Sheffield and Penrith. Globally, JELD-WEN operates 117 manufacturing facilities across 24 countries.