Company picks up prestigious award for demonstrating health and safety best practice for five consecutive years
INFRASTRUCTURE services company FM Conway have won a Gold Medal at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) 2016 Health and Safety Awards.
Held in London, the annual ceremony brings together organizations from a range of industries to celebrate best practice in health and safety management. The prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal is given to companies whose health and safety practices have been judged as gold-level standard for at least five consecutive years. Entrants must also demonstrate year-on-year progression in health and safety compliance.
FM Conway have been recognized as gold standard for the past five years by the Society. The company was, in particular, commended for the success of its ‘People First’ health and safety programme.
Launched in 2013, the company-wide campaign aims to drive a behavioural shift in attitudes towards health and safety, to ensure that FM Conway’s employees, partners and members of the public go home safe at the end of every day.
A key part of the campaign has been focused on improving near-miss reporting as a proactive rather than reactive approach to health and safety management. Employees can now report near misses via an innovative near-miss app developed in house by FM Conway, and a comprehensive communications and training programme has reiterated the importance of reporting potential hazards before accidents occur.
Since the introduction of the new app, the company says it has seen a 1,500% increase in the number of near misses reported.
Andrew Cox, director of safety, health, environment and quality at FM Conway, commented: ‘We are honoured to have been recognized with a RoSPA Gold Medal. This award is testament to FM Conway’s long-term commitment to lead health and safety best practice in the construction industry.
‘We are committed to improving our performance year on year and to developing new innovations to respond to the needs of our workforce and ensure that everyone continues to go home safe.’