Tom Bradley, who represents the manipulation section of the rubber factory on the Accident Prevention Committee, is, like most of the workers there, a Bataman of long standing, having been at East Tilbury since 1936.
This is Tom’s first year on the Accident Prevention Committee, and he is very enthusiastic about its value as a medium through which accidents, already remarkably few in number in the Bata factory, can be reduced still further.
“The getting together of workers who are, as it were, on the spot, and who can see and recommend methods of safety, is invaluable”, he said.
“The Company has instituted exemplary safeguards for workers, and is always ready to hear of suggestions for more, but workers have a duty to always use their machines with common-sense.
“An idea for reducing the accident incidence may strike a worker at any time. He has only to contact me, and I will discuss it with him. If it seems practicable, it will be laid before the Committee.”