Liam Lock, Foster Street
Liam works at our refurbishment and remounting centre and has been at Paneltex for 2 years. Outside work, he enjoys fishing and tinkering with cars. At Paneltex, his team’s role is to remove bodywork from existing chassis, refurbish the box and remount it on a brand new chassis-cab. This is a very important part of the way Paneltex operates, as it is an effective way to double the working life of vehicle bodywork. The craftmanship and attention-to-detail that the team puts in to all of these remounts is evident, as these vehicles are refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. There is a natural commercial benefit for vehicle operators when this option is taken, notwithstanding the environmental impact of re-using existing materials and bodywork, so we take this side of the business very seriously, leading to these high standards.
Liam joined the SAS team as he wanted to continue to improve upon the positive changes in our approach to Health & Safety at Paneltex. His role in the SAS scheme is to liaise between management and shop floor staff about Health & Safety in the workplace and to suggest ideas for how to improve Health & Safety.
While optimistic about the SAS scheme’s potential, Liam injects a note of caution by saying “the foundation on which the scheme is built is great, but we will only know the level of success after we see some results next year.”