Making sure everyone who works on or near our projects goes home safely every day is at the heart of everything we do. To assure safe delivery of our works every fortnight our R&W team hold a meeting with suppliers, customers and employees to discuss lessons learnt from Near Miss submissions (or referred to as Improvement Opportunities in Octavius), key trends and progress on investigations. This session has been in place for several years and has significantly helped to reduce accidents and incidents.
Raising Improvement Opportunities (IO) means an accident can potentially be prevented, as we can proactively make improvements for our people, customers or anyone that comes into contact with our works. More submissions means the less likely an accident is to occur. To encourage reporting many incentives are in place including a You Said We Did poster, which highlights the top six reports for the month and one is chosen to receive a £50 gift voucher.
For every submission a donation of £2 is given to Regional Air Ambulances, to support the vital work of air ambulance charities. Due to everyone’s commitment and proactive engagement to achieve a safer environment over the the last year a total of £3,684 has been donated for the 1,842 submissions.
Well done to everyone involved for not only potentially preventing accidents but also making a positive impact on our broader community.