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, profitable 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 profitable a RoSPA Award have to your organisation?
Being acknowledged as a winner on the RoSPA Awards is vastly helpful for our firm’s
fame and profile, each with purchasers, the broader public and our personal workers. 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 accomplished properly. Recognition as a Gold Award winner additionally sends out a powerful sign that we’re a excessive performing group that’s massively enthusiastic about security and actually look after the wellbeing of our employees. Attaining Gold did not occur in a single day. We put a variety of work into our submissions over quite a few years and the suggestions from RoSPA was actually useful on how we might tweak and enhance year-on-year.
Which revolutionary approaches, threat evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you notably happy with?
Over the previous variety of years, we have been notably happy with our deal with the bodily and psychological well being of our workers, which is so necessary within the fashionable high-pressure work atmosphere. The
neatest thing about it’s that we have had a variety of enjoyable doing it. You will be actually inventive in arising with methods to advertise higher well being to employees. For instance, we have held 5-side 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 great alternative for employees 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 the direction of steady enchancment, altering attitudes and enhancing our tradition. While deal with 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 forth). Now we have discovered that competing within the RoSPA Awards has been actually good for nurturing this balanced method over time. The questions are all the time up to date to replicate the ever-changing nature of well being and security, so it retains us aligned with finest follow.
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 had been actually comfortable to win a Silver Award. After a few years, we obtained 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 had 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 Development Sector Award subsequent 12 months. That is the wonderful thing about the RoSPA Awards, there’s one thing for everybody and the constructive reinforcement of success actually drives you to repeatedly enhance year-on-year.
What do you get pleasure from most concerning the RoSPA Awards?
The anticipation of ready for the Award end result to return via is absolutely exhilarating, notably whenever you’ve put a variety of effort into the submission. It is also a variety of enjoyable sharing the
end result to employees and Administrators because the submission actually is a workforce effort. I get an incredible buzz out of that yearly. The Awards ceremony itself can also be a implausible 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 accumulate their award that the acknowledgment means so much to them. I do know it means so much to us.
May 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 seek 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 how getting into the awards has benefitted different organisations.