Health and safety first is an approach that everyone at Flannery Plant Hire is expected to take, across every part of the business.

Delivering the very best training via our CPCS Plant Trainers and adopting the latest safety innovations supports our zero harm ambition. As a hirer Flannery has developed and continues to drive a health and safety first culture. Part of this is our internally developed OperateSAFE campaign.


OperateSAFE is a multifaceted campaign, with a strong emphasis on open communication it focuses on five key behaviours and ten rules.

Speak Up & Stop Work

The first element of the OperateSAFE campaign is the card. Issued to all employees this empowers anyone to challenge unsafe practice and stop the job.

Observation Cards

Physical cards are supplied and available at all locations and our health and safety team carryout regular “Have your say” sessions. We have also launched an online observation card which allow anyone to share ideas for improvement, highlight best practise  or support a colleague.

Toolbox Talks

We continue to develop remote toolbox talks, training videos and safety bulletins. The Plant Trainer Team also spend time onsite and are a great resource for health and safety training and communication.

OperateSAFE Ten Rules

In October 2020 Flannery launched ten key safety rules, this infographic can now be found across our depot network and is being communicated via video and Toolbox talk sessions.

Safety Focused Plant & Equipment

Flannery plant can be fitted with a range of additional safety features:

  • Green beacon seat belt engagement warning
  • Boom and dipper check valves
  • Fall protection systems on plant
  • Height and slew restrictors
  • Visual safe load indicators
  • Zero tail swing excavators up to 40T
  • Rubber tracked excavators up to 40T
  • FOPS and ROPS cabs
  • Secondary dead man devices
  • Operator-facing in-cab cameras

At Flannery we place a strong focus on making tasks safer or simpler by evaluating new technical solutions, methods and processes. Adopting innovation is not just about value, in our experience innovation is vital to help safeguard  the people who will operate and work alongside our equipment. For more information on our safety innovations click here.