2019 was a spectacular 12 months for Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. on the
RoSPA Well being & Security Awards. In addition to being Extremely Counseled within the Well being & Security Staff of the Yr, in addition they achieved a RoSPA Gold Achievement Award.
Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. first entered the RoSPA Awards again in 2017, successful a Silver RoSPA Award. Since then, they’ve continued to enter, pushing themselves to win a Gold Award in 2018 after which once more in 2019. We spoke to Kieran Doona, Well being and Security Supervisor at Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. to search out out extra about their awards journey over the past three years…
What advantages does successful a RoSPA Award have to your organisation?
Being acknowledged as a winner on the RoSPA Awards is massively useful for our firm’s fame and profile, each with shoppers, the broader public and our personal staff. Benchmarking ourselves towards the Awards yearly is an effective way of reflecting on our efficiency over the earlier 12 months and specializing in all of the issues we have executed properly. Recognition as a Gold Award winner additionally sends out a powerful sign that we’re a excessive performing group that’s massively enthusiastic about security and actually look after the wellbeing of our staff. Reaching Gold did not occur in a single day. We put plenty of work into our submissions over a variety of years and the suggestions from RoSPA was actually useful on how we might tweak and enhance year-on-year.
Which modern approaches, threat evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you notably happy with?
Over the previous variety of years, we have been notably happy with our concentrate on the bodily and psychological well being of our staff, which is so essential within the trendy high-pressure work surroundings. The smartest thing about it’s that we have had plenty of enjoyable doing it. You will be actually artistic in arising with methods to advertise higher well being to employees. For instance, we have held 5-aside soccer matches, stroll at work schemes, wholesome lunch days, employees bowling nights, consciousness workshops and employees well being screening days. These have been nice for morale and supply a really perfect alternative for employees to get to know each other higher.
Can you share any outcomes out of your group’s method to well being and security administration?
Our method to well being and security administration is very centered in direction of steady enchancment, altering attitudes and enhancing our tradition. While concentrate on lagging indicators (accidents, incidents) is essential, we attempt to preserve a balanced method by placing equal emphasis on main indicators (coaching, inspections, good practices, awards and many others). We now have discovered that competing within the RoSPA Awards has been actually good for nurturing this balanced method through the years. The questions are at all times up to date to mirror the ever-changing nature of well being and security, so it retains us aligned with finest observe.
How have the RoSPA Awards impressed you/your group to repeatedly enhance well being and security administration?
After we first entered a few years again, we had been actually comfortable to win a Silver Award. After a few years, we received extra bold and actually wished to win Gold, which we achieved with some invaluable suggestions and assist from RoSPA. In 2019, we pushed ourselves once more and determined to enter two award classes. We had been delighted to win a Gold Achievement Award and a extremely really helpful award within the Well being & Security Staff of the Yr class. We have already registered for the 2020 Awards and have determined to push ourselves to win a Development Sector Award subsequent 12 months. That is the beauty of the RoSPA Awards, there’s one thing for everybody and the optimistic reinforcement of success actually drives you to repeatedly enhance year-on-year.
What do you get pleasure from most in regards to the RoSPA Awards?
The anticipation of ready for the Award consequence to come back by way of is basically exhilarating, notably once you’ve put plenty of effort into the submission. It is also plenty of enjoyable sharing the consequence to employees and Administrators because the submission actually is a workforce effort. I get an ideal buzz out of that yearly. The Awards ceremony itself can also be a incredible event with corporations from everywhere in the world current to gather their trophies and certificates. It is clear when a consultant goes as much as acquire their award that the acknowledgment means quite a bit to them. I do know it means quite a bit to us.
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