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 Group of the 12 months, 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 seek 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 vastly helpful 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 performed effectively. 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 look after the wellbeing of our employees. Reaching Gold did not occur in a single day. We put loads of work into our submissions over quite a few 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 pleased with?
Over the previous variety of years, we have been significantly pleased with our concentrate on the bodily and psychological well being of our staff, which is so necessary within the fashionable high-pressure work atmosphere. The neatest thing about it’s that we have had loads of enjoyable doing it. You may be actually inventive 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 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 centered in direction of steady enchancment, altering attitudes and bettering our tradition. While concentrate on lagging indicators (accidents, incidents) is necessary, we attempt to maintain a balanced method by placing equal emphasis on main indicators (coaching, inspections, good practices, awards and so on). 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 all the time 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?
Once we first entered a few years again, we have been actually completely happy to win a Silver Award. After a few years, we received extra formidable and actually needed to win Gold, which we achieved with some invaluable suggestions and help 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 Group 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 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 end result to come back by is absolutely exhilarating, significantly while you’ve put loads of effort into the submission. It is also loads of enjoyable sharing the end result to employees and Administrators because the submission actually is a staff effort. I get a fantastic buzz out of that yearly. The Awards ceremony itself can also be a incredible event with corporations from all around 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 rather a lot to them. I do know it means rather a lot to us.
May your group go for Gold in 2020? Registrations are at the moment open for the 2020 RoSPA Well being & Security Awards. Merely go to the web site to seek out out extra. Need to hear extra in regards to the RoSPA Awards? Atone for all our posts within the ‘Meet the Winner’ sequence and learn the way getting into the awards has benefitted different organisations.