From their Security, Sustainability and Coaching Director, Steven Broom, being awarded
Well being and Security Influencer of the Yr 2019, to profitable numerous President and Gold Medal Awards throughout quite a lot of divisions, Dyer & Butler Ltd loved an excellent 2019.
As one of many first winners of the Influencer of the Yr Award, we just lately caught up with Steven to seek out out Dyer & Butler Ltd’s spectacular awards historical past, and the way profitable a RoSPA Award has benefited each himself and his group…
What advantages does profitable a RoSPA Award have in your organisation?
RoSPA is a well-respected model for the development of security requirements inside the
trade and the affiliation that we’ve had with RoSPA through the years underpins our dedication to sustaining these requirements inside our organisation. The advantage of with the ability to present that we’re RoSPA award winners gives us with an immediately recognizable degree of feat, which demonstrates that our firm places the well being, security and wellbeing of our workers first and above all else.
Which progressive approaches, threat evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you significantly pleased with?
I’m typically heard to say that “there’s nothing new in well being and security”, and for essentially the most half, that is true as a result of loads of good well being and security administration entails the upkeep of strong insurance policies and preparations which can be then carried out, reviewed and improved over time. This aspect of the job won’t ever change. Nonetheless, innovation in well being and security has develop into so vital and firms at the moment are striving to make well being and security simpler, extra dependable and in the end safer for the individuals concerned by taking the guesswork and human issue out of the state of affairs. Lately we launched a smartphone-based shut name reporting app. This was designed by our personal IT technician and the response that we’ve had by way of our shut name and security reporting tradition has been phenomenal. The introduction of the app has allowed individuals to create the secure behavior of with the ability to immediately determine and report (with accompanying images and site particulars) something that’s inflicting them concern. This has had an enormous constructive impact on the best way that we handle well being and security inside Dyer & Butler and has allowed us to maneuver our focus from the reactive administration of incidents to a extra proactive means which permits us to take care of the pre-cursor to occasions that would doubtlessly result in a extra vital loss-making occasion.
Can you share any outcomes which have come out of your group’s strategy to well being and security administration?
Sharing greatest observe and studying might be one of many best instruments that a corporation has and I’ve personally tried to stay by this throughout my profession in well being
and security. I’ve at all times believed that behavioral security is the important thing to good security administration and while it’s not a “silver bullet”, the act of getting out and speaking to individuals is such an vital a part of the job. It’s typically the case that our preconceived concepts of how one thing needs to be finished safely are fully turned on their head once you communicate to the individual that truly has to do the job and it is just then that you simply get to know the problems and issues related to really getting the job finished safely. It’s only by understanding this, and the strategy that your workers will take by way of reacting to work-based conditions to get the job finished will you perceive why accidents and incidents happen. Coaching can be an enormous a part of this. I additionally suppose that good well being and security administration is about continually reviewing and refreshing what you might be doing. Issues could really feel as if they’re going OK…however do not enable your self to take a seat again and settle into a snug routine as the following large occasion could solely be simply across the nook. Hold your security tradition sharp and be continually wanting and adapting your strategy to threat.
How have the RoSPA Awards impressed you/your group to repeatedly enhance well being and security administration?
I view the RoSPA awards very very like a set of steps. The achievement awards have supplied our firm with a pure type of development and have required us to take care of our security requirements. As we’ve now achieved a gentle momentum of security inside the enterprise, this has now led us to have a look at among the different awards the place we consider that we’re inside putting distance of with the ability to win and supply additional
proof that we’ve attained an exemplary degree of security inside our enterprise.
Personally, to win the RoSPA Influencer of the Yr Award in 2019 was one of many highlights of my profession and after dedicating 23 years of my life to well being and security, I really feel immensely proud to have acquired this degree of endorsement from my colleagues and friends . I’ve by no means been one to shout about what I do, however the recognition of receiving a private award from RoSPA validates how vital the work that I (and all the different well being and security professionals inside the nation) do is to the trade.
What do you take pleasure in most concerning the RoSPA Awards?
The RoSPA Awards is at all times an awesome occasion particularly as it’s co-located with The Security & Well being Expo. It’s a unbelievable alternative to satisfy new suppliers, take a look at new merchandise and innovation and if nothing else… simply to take a time out to immerse your self in well being and security from a special perspective. The Awards Gala Dinner can be a wonderful alternative to community and meet up with associates and colleagues and to have a good time one another’s success. I’ve to say that the awards evenings are at all times properly organized and are additionally an excellent alternative to let your hair down on the finish of the night…sure, security professionals do prefer to get together typically…!
Excited about becoming a member of this spectacular award profitable neighborhood? The RoSPA Awards is open to organisations, initiatives and websites throughout the globe, and is presently open for entries. For info on the awards and easy methods to enter, go to www.rospa.com/awards