From their Security, Sustainability and Coaching Director, Steven Broom, being awarded
Well being and Security Influencer of the 12 months 2019, to profitable quite a few President and Gold Medal Awards throughout a wide range of divisions, Dyer & Butler Ltd loved an excellent 2019.
As one of many first winners of the Influencer of the 12 months Award, we lately caught up with Steven to search out out Dyer & Butler Ltd’s spectacular awards historical past, and the way profitable a RoSPA Award has benefited each himself and his group…
What advantages does profitable a RoSPA Award have in your organisation?
RoSPA is a well-respected model for the development of security requirements throughout the
trade and the affiliation that we have now had with RoSPA through the years underpins our dedication to sustaining these requirements inside our organisation. The good thing about with the ability to present that we’re RoSPA award winners supplies us with an immediately recognizable stage of accomplishment, which demonstrates that our firm places the well being, security and wellbeing of our workers first and above all else.
Which progressive approaches, danger evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you significantly pleased with?
I’m usually heard to say that “there’s nothing new in well being and security”, and for essentially the most half, that is true as a result of a number of good well being and security administration entails the upkeep of sturdy insurance policies and preparations which are then applied, reviewed and improved over time. This facet of the job won’t ever change. Nonetheless, innovation in well being and security has turn out to be so essential and firms 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. Just lately 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 when it comes to 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 photographs and placement particulars) something that’s inflicting them concern. This has had a large optimistic impact on 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 might probably result in a extra important 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 best instruments that a company has and I’ve personally tried to dwell 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 usually the case that our preconceived concepts of how one thing needs to be performed safely are utterly turned on their head if you communicate to the individual that truly has to do the job and it’s only then that you simply get to grasp the problems and issues related to really getting the job performed safely. It’s only by understanding this, and the method that your workers will take when it comes to reacting to work-based conditions to get the job performed will you perceive why accidents and incidents happen. Coaching can also be a large a part of this. I additionally assume that good well being and security administration is about always reviewing and refreshing what you’re 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 snug routine as the subsequent huge occasion might solely be simply across the nook. Preserve your security tradition sharp and be always 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 supplied 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 have a look at a few of the different awards the place we consider that we’re inside placing 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 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 obtained 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 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 a terrific occasion particularly as it’s co-located with The Security & Well being Expo. It’s a incredible 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 superb alternative to community and meet up with buddies and colleagues and to rejoice one another’s success. I’ve to say that the awards evenings are all the time properly organized and are additionally an excellent alternative to let your hair down on the finish of the night…sure, security professionals do wish to social gathering generally…!
Fascinated with becoming a member of this spectacular award profitable neighborhood? The RoSPA Awards is open to organisations, initiatives and websites throughout the globe, and is at present open for entries. For data on the awards and how you can enter, go to www.rospa.com/awards