Ground engineering contractor Roger Bullivant has launched a new safety campaign that aims to ensure the wellbeing of the public and other workers on site, as well as its own employees.
Central to the “No harm to anyone” initiative are pledges from managing director Julian Gatward and pledges from employees to commit to promoting safe working practices to protect anyone affected by the company’s work.
The company has said that a large volume of its work is carried out in close proximity to the public and that it believes that placing emphasis on the care of the general public actually helps with internal employee care.
“Our employees will often behave differently and take greater care when dealing with the public who are in close proximity to their works,” said Roger Bullivant health and safety director John Patch. “This then raises their own awareness of dangers and risks associated with their own works and with the members of their team on site.
“This is not unique to our company, however, we have proved that by emphasising the care of others our employees will take greater care with themselves and with their colleagues”.
The campaign has already got underway with all senior employees taking part in a two day behavioural safety training course and over the next few months another 480 employees will undergo the training.
Under the “No harm to anyone” scheme all sites will carry out a five minute safety briefing every day as Patch said that company research revealed that raising awareness on a regular, 24 hour cycle will reduce the possibility of accident or incident by up to 75%.
According to Patch, ownership is behavioural trait that is key to the success of safety initiatives and to emphasise this all employees will receive a credit card-sized card on which both Gatward and the employee will personally sign their commitment to health and safety.