GRAHAM’s Weavers Quay Team wanted to ensure that they gave the appropriate importance to information and support for their workforce within the scheduled monthly alerts and toolbox talks on wellbeing issued for Site Managers to deliver but were aware that their own expertise and knowledge on subjects often fell short.
It made more sense to bring in local organisations from the community, or suppliers, with expertise in these areas to deliver the learning in the toolbox talks to give the subject matter more authority and validation amongst the workforce.
This offered benefits for all parties:
- GRAHAM – ensures the health & wellbeing messages are delivered across the site teams and supply chains
- Workforce – receive high quality, short duration learning from appropriate experts
- Supplier/community organisation – deliver learning relating to their products, services and expertise to the workforce, potentially generating further sales, business opportunities or charitable support
- Weavers Quay Project Team – collaborative working with their community and suppliers building better relationships, improving integration and maximising impact.
Putting their plan into action the team invited Speedy Hire to deliver sessions on HAVS in line with the March Health Alert for 73 staff and operatives. After this success Speedy were asked to deliver talks on Dust in April.
For May the Weavers Quay team built relationships with Manchester Mind so 50 operatives and staff received an hour awareness training on Mental Health.
In June, the team will ask Prostate Cancer UK volunteer Phil Ormesher back to pick up those who have joined the workforce in the last 6 months.