2019 was a spectacular yr for Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. on the
RoSPA Well being & Security Awards. In addition to being Extremely Counseled 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, 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 search out out extra about their awards journey during the last three years…
What advantages does profitable a RoSPA Award have on your organisation?
Being acknowledged as a winner on the RoSPA Awards is massively useful for our firm’s fame and profile, each with purchasers, the broader public and our personal staff. Benchmarking ourselves in opposition to the Awards yearly is a good way of reflecting on our efficiency over the earlier yr and specializing in all of the issues we have carried out 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 take care of the wellbeing of our employees. Reaching Gold did not occur in a single day. We put loads of work into our submissions over a variety of years and the suggestions from RoSPA was actually useful on how we might tweak and enhance year-on-year.
Which revolutionary approaches, danger 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 staff, which is so essential within the trendy high-pressure work surroundings. The smartest thing about it’s that we have had loads of enjoyable doing it. You could be actually artistic in developing 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 super alternative for employees to get to know each other higher.
Can you share any outcomes out of your group’s strategy to well being and security administration?
Our strategy 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 essential, we attempt to maintain a balanced strategy by placing equal emphasis on main indicators (coaching, inspections, good practices, awards and many others). We now have discovered that competing within the RoSPA Awards has been actually good for nurturing this balanced strategy 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 greatest observe.
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 completely happy to win a Silver Award. After a few years, we received extra bold 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 beneficial 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 yr. 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 by way of is basically exhilarating, notably 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 workforce effort. I get an important 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 acquire their award that the acknowledgment means quite a bit to them. I do know it means quite a bit 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 search out out extra. Wish to hear extra concerning the RoSPA Awards? Compensate for all our posts within the ‘Meet the Winner’ collection and learn how getting into the awards has benefitted different organisations.