Providing welfare, training and equal opportunities

The Buttsgrove Way site demonstrated good practice towards the workforce in a number of ways including providing high standards of welfare facilities, training opportunities and raising health and wellbeing awareness.

Examples of how a supportive and caring working environment was provided include:

  • As part of the induction process, the site manager explained the equal opportunity and diversity polices that were enforced, including an outline of Aspen’s expectations in regards to operative behaviour and respect to all colleagues on site.
  • PPE was provided to all workers on site along with the correct training.
  • Welfare facilities including office; canteen; male, female and disabled toilets; meeting room; banksman hut and drying room (with showers and lockers) were kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • A praying room was established within the site compound;
  • A smoking shelter with roof and correct waste disposal was provided to the operatives on site, but was located away from the site boundary to protect local residents from second hand smoke.
  • Senior Management carried out appraisals, training matrix and apprenticeship work, which led to a number of local work placements and career enhancement over the two year build programme.
  • An employee of the month scheme was promoted in which a breakfast meeting with the MD was awarded to the successful employee.
  • Occupational health posters were displayed along with personal health awareness checks, which were carried out via on-site voluntary screening. This was to support the operatives and raise awareness of the British Heart Foundation.
  • Discrete support was provided for any operative with work or number difficulty.

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Entry submitted by Aspen Build (East Anglia) Ltd

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