From their Security, Sustainability and Coaching Director, Steven Broom, being awarded Well being and Security Influencer of the 12 months 2019, to successful a lot of President and Gold Medal Awards throughout quite a lot of divisions, Dyer & Butler Ltd loved an excellent 2019.
As one of many first winners of the Influencer of the 12 months Award, we not too long ago caught up with Steven to search out out Dyer & Butler Ltd’s spectacular awards historical past, and the way successful a RoSPA Award has benefited each himself and his group…
What advantages does successful a RoSPA Award have on your organisation?
RoSPA is a well-respected model for the development of security requirements inside the trade and the affiliation that now we have had with RoSPA over time underpins our dedication to sustaining these requirements inside our organisation. The advantage of having the ability to present that we’re RoSPA award winners supplies us with an immediately recognizable stage of feat, which demonstrates that our firm places the well being, security and wellbeing of our staff first and above all else.
Which modern approaches, threat evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you significantly happy with?
I’m typically heard to say that “there may be nothing new in well being and security”, and for probably the most half, that is true as a result of a variety of good well being and security administration includes the upkeep of sturdy insurance policies and preparations which might be then carried out, reviewed and improved over time. This aspect of the job won’t ever change. Nevertheless, innovation in well being and security has turn out to be so essential and firms are actually striving to make well being and security simpler, extra dependable and in the end safer for the folks concerned by taking the guesswork and human issue out of the state of affairs. Not too long ago we launched a smartphone-based shut name reporting app. This was designed by our personal IT technician and the response that now we have had by way of our shut name and security reporting tradition has been phenomenal. The introduction of the app has allowed folks to create the secure behavior of having the ability to immediately establish and report (with accompanying images and placement particulars) something that’s inflicting them concern. This has had an enormous constructive impact on the way in which that we handle well being and security inside Dyer & Butler and has allowed us to maneuver our focus from the reactive administration of incidents to a extra proactive means which permits us to cope with the pre-cursor to occasions that might doubtlessly result in a extra vital loss-making occasion.
Can you share any outcomes which have come out of your group’s strategy to well being and security administration?
Sharing finest follow and studying might be one of many biggest instruments that a company has and I’ve personally tried to stay by this throughout my profession in well being and security. I’ve all the time believed that behavioral security is the important thing to good security administration and while it isn’t a “silver bullet”, the act of getting out and speaking to folks is such an essential a part of the job. It’s typically the case that our preconceived concepts of how one thing ought to be performed safely are fully turned on their head once you converse to the person who truly has to do the job and it is just then that you simply get to grasp the problems and issues related to actually getting the job performed safely. It is just by understanding this, and the strategy that your staff will take by way of reacting to work-based conditions to get the job performed will you perceive why accidents and incidents happen. Coaching can also be an enormous a part of this. I additionally suppose that good well being and security administration is about continuously reviewing and refreshing what you might be doing. Issues might really feel as if they’re going OK…however do not permit your self to sit down again and settle into a cushty routine as the following large occasion might solely be simply across the nook. Preserve your security tradition sharp and be continuously trying and adapting your strategy to threat.
How have the RoSPA Awards impressed you/your group to repeatedly enhance well being and security administration?
I view the RoSPA awards very very like a set of steps. The achievement awards have offered our firm with a pure type of development and have required us to keep up our security requirements. As now we have now achieved a gentle momentum of security inside the enterprise, this has now led us to have a look at a number of the different awards the place we consider that we’re inside putting distance of having the ability to win and supply additional proof that now we have attained an exemplary stage of security inside our enterprise.
Personally, to win the RoSPA Influencer of the 12 months Award in 2019 was one of many highlights of my profession and after dedicating 23 years of my life to well being and security, I really feel immensely proud to have acquired this stage of endorsement from my colleagues and friends . I’ve by no means been one to shout about what I do, however the recognition of receiving a private award from RoSPA validates how essential the work that I (and all the different well being and security professionals inside the nation) do is to the trade.
What do you get pleasure from most in regards to the RoSPA Awards?
The RoSPA Awards is all the time an awesome occasion particularly as it’s co-located with The Security & Well being Expo. It’s a unbelievable alternative to satisfy new suppliers, take a look at new merchandise and innovation and if nothing else… simply to take a time out to immerse your self in well being and security from a distinct perspective. The Awards Gala Dinner can also be a wonderful alternative to community and meet up with buddies and colleagues and to have fun one another’s success. I’ve to say that the awards evenings are all the time effectively organized and are additionally a great alternative to let your hair down on the finish of the night…sure, security professionals do prefer to occasion typically…!
Considering becoming a member of this spectacular award successful group? The RoSPA Awards is open to organisations, tasks and websites throughout the globe, and is presently open for entries. For data on the awards and learn how to enter, go to www.rospa.com/awards