2019 was a spectacular 12 months for Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. on the
RoSPA Well being & Security Awards. In addition to being Extremely Recommended within the Well being & Security Staff of the 12 months, additionally 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 seek out out extra about their awards journey during the last 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
fame and profile, each with shoppers, the broader public and our personal workers. Benchmarking ourselves in opposition to 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 performed nicely. Recognition as a Gold Award winner additionally sends out a powerful sign that we’re a excessive performing group that’s massively keen about security and actually look after the wellbeing of our employees. Attaining Gold did not occur in a single day. We put plenty of work into our submissions over numerous years and the suggestions from RoSPA was actually useful on how we may tweak and enhance year-on-year.
Which revolutionary 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 deal with the bodily and psychological well being of our workers, which is so essential within the trendy high-pressure work setting. The
neatest thing about it’s that we have had plenty of enjoyable doing it. You will be actually artistic in developing with methods to advertise higher well being to workers. For instance, we have held 5-aside soccer matches, stroll at work schemes, wholesome lunch days, workers bowling nights, consciousness workshops and workers well being screening days. These have been nice for morale and supply a really perfect alternative for workers 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 extremely targeted in direction of steady enchancment, altering attitudes and bettering our tradition. While deal with lagging
indicators (accidents, incidents) is essential, we attempt to maintain a balanced method by placing equal emphasis on main indicators (coaching, inspections, good practices, awards and so on). We’ve got discovered that competing within the RoSPA Awards has been actually good for nurturing this balanced method over time. The questions are at all times up to date to replicate the ever-changing nature of well being and security, so it retains us aligned with greatest follow.
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 have been actually glad to win a Silver Award. After a few years, we acquired extra bold 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 have been delighted to win a Gold Achievement Award and a extremely really useful award within the Well being & Security Staff of the 12 months 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 via is basically exhilarating, significantly whenever you’ve put plenty of effort into the submission. It is also plenty of enjoyable sharing the
consequence to workers and Administrators because the submission actually is a crew effort. I get an excellent buzz out of that yearly. The Awards ceremony itself can also be a unbelievable 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 gather their award that the acknowledgment means lots to them. I do know it means lots to us.
May your group go for Gold in 2020? Registrations are at present open for the 2020 RoSPA Well being & Security Awards. Merely go to the web site to seek out out extra. Wish to hear extra concerning the RoSPA Awards? Compensate for all our posts within the ‘Meet the Winner’ sequence and learn how getting into the awards has benefitted different organisations.