Health and safety considerations should always be a top priority in high-risk industries like construction. These messages need to be communicated to the workforce in a clear and direct way.
See the examples below for how one company have addressed this:
- Speller Metcalfe have launched a ‘No More Excuses’ campaign to kick start behavioural change in the company to make health and safety the first thought in all operations.
- The campaign is accompanied by an overhaul of the health and safety audit system to better identify non-conformance and immediately notify the relevant people on site.
- One of the initiatives to encourage behavioural change is ‘Look up at 11’, which asks operatives to stop work at 11am every day and consider if they are working safely.
- The whole supply chain is affected by the campaign, with the aim being to improve standards in all aspects of work.
A concerted company-wide effort to raise standards is an effective way of enacting lasting positive change in health and safety practices.
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Monitor report. Speller Metcalfe Gloucester Ltd. Bristol. June 2017.