From their Security, Sustainability and Coaching Director, Steven Broom, being awarded
Well being and Security Influencer of the 12 months 2019, to successful plenty of President and Gold Medal Awards throughout a wide range of divisions, Dyer & Butler Ltd loved an excellent 2019.
As one of many first winners of the Influencer of the 12 months Award, we just lately caught up with Steven to search out out Dyer & Butler Ltd’s spectacular awards historical past, and the way successful a RoSPA Award has benefited each himself and his group…
What advantages does successful a RoSPA Award have to your organisation?
RoSPA is a well-respected model for the development of security requirements throughout the
trade and the affiliation that we’ve got had with RoSPA over time underpins our dedication to sustaining these requirements inside our organisation. The advantage of with the ability to present that we’re RoSPA award winners offers us with an immediately recognizable stage of feat, which demonstrates that our firm places the well being, security and wellbeing of our workers first and above all else.
Which revolutionary approaches, danger evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you significantly happy with?
I’m typically heard to say that “there’s nothing new in well being and security”, and for probably the most half, that is true as a result of a whole lot 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. Nevertheless, innovation in well being and security has change into so vital and corporations 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 got had when it comes to 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 establish and report (with accompanying images and site particulars) something that’s inflicting them concern. This has had an enormous optimistic impact on the way in which 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 might doubtlessly result in a extra vital loss-making occasion.
Can you share any outcomes which have come out of your group’s method to well being and security administration?
Sharing greatest observe and studying might be one of many best instruments that a company has and I’ve personally tried to reside 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 isn’t 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 carried out safely are fully turned on their head whenever you communicate to the individual that truly has to do the job and it’s only then that you simply get to know the problems and issues related to really getting the job carried out safely. It is just by understanding this, and the method that your workers will take when it comes to reacting to work-based conditions to get the job carried out will you perceive why accidents and incidents happen. Coaching can also be an enormous a part of this. I additionally assume that good well being and security administration is about always reviewing and refreshing what you’re doing. Issues could really feel as if they’re going OK…however do not enable your self to sit down again and settle into a snug routine as the following huge occasion could solely be simply across the nook. Hold your security tradition sharp and be always trying and adapting your method to danger.
How have the RoSPA Awards impressed you/your group to repeatedly enhance well being and security administration?
I view the RoSPA awards very very similar to 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 got now achieved a gradual momentum of security throughout the enterprise, this has now led us to take a look at among the different awards the place we imagine that we’re inside hanging distance of with the ability to win and supply additional
proof that we’ve got attained an exemplary stage of security inside our enterprise.
Personally, to win the RoSPA Influencer of the 12 months 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 obtained this stage 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 the entire different well being and security professionals throughout the nation) do is to the trade.
What do you get pleasure from most concerning the RoSPA Awards?
The RoSPA Awards is at all times an incredible occasion particularly as it’s co-located with The Security & Well being Expo. It’s a implausible 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 distinct perspective. The Awards Gala Dinner can also be a superb alternative to community and meet up with mates and colleagues and to rejoice one another’s success. I’ve to say that the awards evenings are at all times nicely organized and are additionally alternative to let your hair down on the finish of the night…sure, security professionals do prefer to occasion typically…!
Fascinated about becoming a member of this spectacular award successful neighborhood? The RoSPA Awards is open to organisations, initiatives and websites throughout the globe, and is at present open for entries. For data on the awards and learn how to enter, go to www.rospa.com/awards