Representing 320 floor of the rubber factory is Bob Dey, a younger member in point of service with the Company - he has been with British Bata three years - but as keen on value of the Accident Prevention Committee. He is a checker in Dept 323, where his younger brother, Alec, cements soles.
Like Tom Bradley, he is in his first year on the Committee, and finds the management most interested to hear of any ideas for safety schemes.
“Carelessness on the conveyor,” he told Bata Record, “can lead to accidents just as surely as carelessness on a cutting machine, and it is up to all workers to see that no little object which should be in his or her pocket - or not brought into the department at all - is dropped into the machinery.
“It may sound far-fetched, but this can happen more easily than realised, and could cause an accident.
“This, also, could happen if workers interfered with machinery when a fault develops, instead of reporting the matter in order that it can be dealt with by experts.
“Safety equipment in this factory is of a high standard, and all workers should use it. If any of them can suggest improvements, or see anything needing attention, I hope the matter will be referred to me.”