From their Security, Sustainability and Coaching Director, Steven Broom, being awarded Well being and Security Influencer of the Yr 2019, to profitable various 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 search 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 throughout the trade and the affiliation that we’ve had with RoSPA over time underpins our dedication to sustaining these requirements inside our organisation. The good thing about having the ability to present that we’re RoSPA award winners offers us with an immediately recognizable stage of accomplishment, 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 notably 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 quite a lot of good well being and security administration includes the upkeep of strong insurance policies and preparations which might be then carried out, reviewed and improved over time. This facet of the job won’t ever change. Nevertheless, innovation in well being and security has grow to be so vital and corporations are actually striving to make well being and security simpler, extra dependable and finally safer for the folks 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 folks to create the secure behavior of having the ability to immediately establish and report (with accompanying images and placement 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 cope with 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 apply and studying might be one of many best instruments that a corporation has and I’ve personally tried to reside by this throughout my profession in well being and security. I’ve all the time 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 folks 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 completed safely are fully turned on their head while you communicate to the individual that really has to do the job and it’s only then that you just get to grasp the problems and issues related to actually getting the job completed 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 completed 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 always reviewing and refreshing what you might be doing. Issues might really feel as if they’re going OK…however do not enable your self to sit down again and settle into a cushty routine as the subsequent huge occasion might solely be simply across the nook. Preserve your security tradition sharp and be always trying and adapting your strategy 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 like a set of steps. The achievement awards have supplied our firm with a pure type of development and have required us to keep up our security requirements. As we’ve now achieved a gradual momentum of security throughout 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 having the ability to win and supply additional proof that we’ve attained an exemplary stage 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 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 all the different well being and security professionals throughout the nation) do is to the trade.
What do you take pleasure in most concerning the RoSPA Awards?
The RoSPA Awards is all the time an incredible occasion particularly as it’s co-located with The Security & Well being Expo. It’s a implausible alternative to fulfill new suppliers, take a look at new merchandise and innovation and if nothing else… simply to take a day trip to immerse your self in well being and security from a distinct perspective. The Awards Gala Dinner can be a wonderful alternative to community and meet up with pals and colleagues and to have fun one another’s success. I’ve to say that the awards evenings are all the time effectively organized and are additionally a superb alternative to let your hair down on the finish of the night…sure, security professionals do prefer to celebration generally…!
Keen on becoming a member of this spectacular award profitable group? 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 the right way to enter, go to www.rospa.com/awards