From their Security, Sustainability and Coaching Director, Steven Broom, being awarded Well being and Security Influencer of the Yr 2019, to win plenty of President and Gold Medal Awards throughout a wide range 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 in your group?
RoSPA is a well-respected model for the development of security requirements inside the the business and the affiliation that we now have 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 offers us with an immediately acknowledged stage of accomplishment, which demonstrates that our firm places the well being, security and wellbeing of our workers first and above all else.
Which modern approaches, threat evaluation practices and/or management measures to handle well being and security are you notably 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 quite a lot of good well being and security administration entails the upkeep of strong insurance policies and preparations which might be 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 into so necessary 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. Just lately we launched a smartphone-based shut name reporting app. This was designed by our personal IT technician and the response that we now have 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 secure behavior of with the ability to immediately determine and report (with accompanying images and placement 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 take care of the pre-cursor to occasions that would doubtlessly result in a extra important 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 apply and studying might be one of many biggest instruments that a corporation has and I’ve personally tried to dwell by this throughout my profession in well being and security. I’ve at all times believed that behavioral security is the important thing to good security administration and while it’s not a “silver bullet”, the act of getting out and speaking to folks is such an necessary a part of the job. It’s usually the case that our preconceived concepts of how one thing must be executed safely are utterly turned on their heads if you converse to the one who really has to do the job and it’s only then that you simply get to know the problems and issues related to really getting the job executed safely. It’s only by understanding this, and the strategy that your workers will take when it comes to reacting to work-based conditions to get the job executed will you perceive why accidents and incidents happen. Coaching can be an enormous a part of this. I additionally suppose that good well being and security administration is about consistently reviewing and refreshing what you’re 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 following huge occasion could solely be simply across the nook. Hold your security tradition sharp and be consistently wanting 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 similar to 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 now have now achieved a gradual momentum of security inside the enterprise, this has now led us to take a look at among the different awards the place we consider that we’re inside putting distance of with the ability to win and supply additional proof that we now have 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 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 necessary the work that I (and the entire different well being and security professionals inside the nation) do is to the business.
What do you take pleasure in most in regards to the RoSPA Awards?
The RoSPA Awards is at all times an amazing occasion particularly as it’s co-located with The Security & Well being Expo. It’s a improbable alternative to satisfy new suppliers, take a look at new merchandise and improvements and if nothing else… simply to take a day trip to immerse your self in well being and security from a special perspective. The Awards Gala Dinner can be a superb alternative to community and meet up with mates and colleagues and to have fun one another’s success. I’ve to say that the awards evenings are at all times nicely organized and are additionally a superb alternative to let your hair down on the finish of the night…sure, security professionals do prefer to celebration typically…!
Considering becoming a member of this spectacular award successful group? The RoSPA Awards are open to organizations, initiatives and websites throughout the globe, and is at present open to entries. For info on the awards and the right way to enter, go to www.rospa.com/awards