From their Security, Sustainability and Coaching Director, Steven Broom, being awarded Well being and Security Influencer of the Yr 2019, to win a variety of President and Gold Medal Awards throughout quite a lot of divisions, Dyer & Butler Ltd loved an impressive 2019.
As one of many first winners of the Influencer of the Yr Award, we not too long ago caught up with Steven to seek out out Dyer & Butler Ltd’s spectacular award historical past, and the way successful a RoSPA Award has benefited each himself and his group…
What advantages does successful a RoSPA Award have to your group?
RoSPA is a well-respected model for the development of security requirements throughout the the trade and the affiliation that we have now had with RoSPA through the years underpins our dedication to sustaining these requirements inside our group. The good thing about with the ability to present that we’re RoSPA award winners supplies us with an immediately acknowledged stage of accomplishment, which demonstrates that our firm places the well being, security and wellbeing of our staff first and above all else.
Which revolutionary approaches, danger evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you notably pleased with?
I’m typically heard to say that “there may be nothing new in well being and security”, and for essentially the most half, that is true as a result of loads of good well being and security administration entails the upkeep of sturdy insurance policies and preparations which can be then carried out, reviewed and improved over time. This facet of the job won’t ever change. Nonetheless, innovation in well being and security has develop into so necessary and corporations at the moment are striving to make well being and security simpler, extra dependable and finally 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 we have now 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 protected behavior of with the ability to immediately establish and report (with accompanying images and site particulars) something that’s inflicting them concern. This has had an enormous constructive impact in the best way 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 would doubtlessly result in a extra vital loss-making occasion.
Can you share any outcomes which have come out of your group’s method 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 necessary a part of the job. It’s typically the case that our preconceived concepts of how one thing ought to be finished safely are fully turned on their heads if you communicate to the one who really has to do the job and it’s only then that you just get to grasp the problems and issues related to really getting the job finished safely. It is just by understanding this, and the method that your staff will take by way of reacting to work-based conditions to get the job finished will you perceive why accidents and incidents happen. Coaching can also be an enormous a part of this. I additionally assume that good well being and security administration is about continually reviewing and refreshing what you might be doing. Issues could really feel as if they’re going OK…however do not enable your self to sit down again and settle into a cushty routine as the subsequent massive occasion could solely be simply across the nook. Preserve your security tradition sharp and be continually trying and adapting your method to danger.
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 we have now now achieved a gentle momentum of security throughout the enterprise, this has now led us to take a look at a number of the different awards the place we imagine that we’re inside putting distance of with the ability to win and supply additional proof that we have now attained an exemplary stage of security inside our enterprise.
Personally, to win the RoSPA Influencer of the Yr 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 necessary the work that I (and the entire different well being and security professionals throughout 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 important 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 improvements and if nothing else… simply to take a time out to immerse your self in well being and security from a special perspective. The Awards Gala Dinner can also be a superb alternative to community and meet up with associates and colleagues and to have fun one another’s success. I’ve to say that the awards evenings are all the time properly organized and are additionally a superb alternative to let your hair down on the finish of the night…sure, security professionals do prefer to social gathering typically…!
Taken with becoming a member of this spectacular award successful neighborhood? The RoSPA Awards are open to organizations, tasks and websites throughout the globe, and is presently open to entries. For info on the awards and how you can enter, go to www.rospa.com/awards