I would just like to say a few words to all concerned in us using Diverse agency for the first time to man up a stop period.
I know it is the first time we have used Diverse on such a scale of providing a very high number of men to meet our needs for our summer shutdowns, but i can honestly say on behalf of the Plate mill that is as been very successful, I have had in the region of 30 men supplied to me and also a reserve list of 6 men and phone numbers if at all needed to call them out at a drop of a hat.
With a lot of planning and communication with Lindsay and Laura everything went to plan and we had every person assigned to us turn up on the day all having been A18 inducted, Safety carded, Plate mill inducted and stop period briefed, all men turned up with boots as required.
During the stop period us at the Plate mill have experienced very little disruption besides having to replace just the one man, which was quickly arranged by Diverse and the men we have had have all been decent turned up everyday and been very safety conscious.
I know it was a big task for Diverse to supply us with over 100 men works wide at the first time of asking but i think it as gone very well overall and with agencies in the past it as taken a few years to get right.
I think we have started off very well, and long may it continue, Lindsay, Laura and your team please accept many thanks from myself and the Plate mill team on a job well done even though we have a few days left to go.