Transportation profile: Greg Pell

Load Restraint Engineer Greg Pell is committed to making a difference in the safety of steel transportation, with experience spanning nearly two decades in the industry Greg is focused on finding innovative ways to address challenges and enhance safety.

What did you do before joining British Steel? 

I have been in the steel industry for 17 years having worked through the Corus & TATA Steel eras in different roles here in Scunthorpe, and the last 12 years working in transportation safety for TATA Steel prior to switching to British Steel in early 2023. 

Why did you want to join British Steel?  

I wanted to join British Steel because of its strong reputation in the steel industry and its commitment to safety. With 12 years of experience in steel haulage safety, I recognised the importance of working for a company that prioritises safety as much as I do. Additionally, the opportunity to contribute my expertise and make a positive impact on safety measures within the company was a motivating factor. 

What does your day-to-day role involve? 

As a load restraint engineer at British Steel, my day-to-day role primarily revolves around ensuring the safe transportation of our products. This includes developing and implementing safety protocols for steel haulage, conducting safety assessments and working closely with our transportation teams to address any safety concerns. I also provide training to our staff on safety procedures and standards. Monitoring compliance, investigating incidents and continuously improving safety measures are essential aspects of my role. 

What do you enjoy about your job? 

In my role I have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the safety of steel transportation. Steel hauling comes with its unique set of challenges, and finding innovative ways to address these challenges and enhance safety is highly rewarding. I take pride in knowing that my work contributes to the well-being of our employees and the reliability of our operations. Additionally, being part of a team that values safety and continuous improvement is a source of job satisfaction for me. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years' time within British Steel? 

In the next 5 to 10 years at British Steel I see myself playing a key role in shaping the company's safety strategy and implementing new technologies and methodologies to further enhance safety standards. I aim to become an advocate for best practices, not only within the organisation but also in the industry as a whole. Ultimately, I hope to make a substantial and lasting impact on the safety culture at British Steel. 

What advice would you give to other people considering a career with us? 

For individuals considering a career with British Steel, I would emphasise the company's strong commitment to safety and innovation. If you are passionate about safety and are looking to work in an environment that values your expertise, British Steel is an excellent choice and you must be prepared to embrace new challenges and opportunities for growth.