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 Crew 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 on your organisation?
Being acknowledged as a winner on the RoSPA Awards is massively helpful for our firm’s
popularity and profile, each with shoppers, the broader public and our personal workers. Benchmarking ourselves towards the Awards yearly is a good way of reflecting on our efficiency over the earlier 12 months and specializing in all of the issues we have completed nicely. Recognition as a Gold Award winner additionally sends out a robust sign that we’re a excessive performing group that’s massively captivated with security and actually take care of the wellbeing of our employees. Attaining Gold did not occur in a single day. We put numerous work into our submissions over quite a lot of years and the suggestions from RoSPA was actually useful on how we may tweak and enhance year-on-year.
Which modern approaches, threat evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you significantly happy with?
Over the previous variety of years, we have been significantly happy with our give attention to the bodily and psychological well being of our workers, which is so essential within the fashionable high-pressure work atmosphere. The
neatest thing about it’s that we have had numerous enjoyable doing it. You may be actually inventive in developing 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 an excellent alternative for workers to get to know each other higher.
Can you share any outcomes out of your group’s strategy to well being and security administration?
Our strategy to well being and security administration is very centered in the direction of steady enchancment, altering attitudes and enhancing our tradition. While give attention to lagging
indicators (accidents, incidents) is essential, we attempt to preserve a balanced strategy by placing equal emphasis on main indicators (coaching, inspections, good practices, awards and so forth). We’ve discovered that competing within the RoSPA Awards has been actually good for nurturing this balanced strategy over time. 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 blissful to win a Silver Award. After a few years, we bought extra formidable and actually needed 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 Crew of the Yr class. We have already registered for the 2020 Awards and have determined to push ourselves to win a Building Sector Award subsequent 12 months. That is the wonderful thing about the RoSPA Awards, there’s one thing for everybody and the optimistic reinforcement of success actually drives you to constantly enhance year-on-year.
What do you get pleasure from most concerning the RoSPA Awards?
The anticipation of ready for the Award consequence to return by means of is basically exhilarating, significantly while you’ve put numerous effort into the submission. It is also numerous enjoyable sharing the
consequence to employees and Administrators because the submission actually is a group effort. I get an awesome buzz out of that yearly. The Awards ceremony itself can be a improbable event with firms from all around the world current to gather their trophies and certificates. It is clear when a consultant goes as much as accumulate their award that the acknowledgment means so much to them. I do know it means so much to us.
Might your group go for Gold in 2020? Registrations are presently open for the 2020 RoSPA Well being & Security Awards. Merely go to the web site to search out out extra. Need to hear extra concerning the RoSPA Awards? Make amends for all our posts within the ‘Meet the Winner’ sequence and learn the way coming into the awards has benefitted different organisations.