Costain launched the safety observation incentive scheme back in October; over 850 observations have been received across the project from Costain staff across Hinkley Point C. These have been used to great effect to introduce improvements to welfare facilities, provide better PPE, as well as identify general improvements in safety practices.
The scheme generates £75 for achieving a target number of safety observations each week. In addition, an extra £1 is earned for each observation over the target. So far, £2369 has been raised.
Graeme Stewart, Project Director said:
“When we came to Hinkley Point C we wanted to do something that not only promoted the safety of our own workforce but would enable us to leave behind a legacy that will benefit the local area for years to come. This resulted in a scheme which encourages our own workforce to think about their own safety, and in return for their contribution in the workplace, we as a company link their engagement to a means of raising funds for a local charity.
The RNLI has chosen overwhelmingly by the workforce because of the selfless commitment to the safety of others by their almost entirely voluntary crews. With this is mind it seemed fitting that our monies raised should go towards the costs of training new members of the team at Burnham on Sea lifeboat station and we are proud to be associated with them in this way both now and into the future. Therefore, we were delighted to hand over this first cheque for £2,369 in support of the training for Daniel and Nathan. We look forward to continuing our support and keeping up to date with their progress over the coming months”
Entry submitted by Costain.