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Health & Safety Initiative of the Year

AR Demolition – AR Demolition Health & Safety

Specialists Awards 2014 entry AR Demolition Cab Protection

AR Demolition

Health and safety initiatives at AR Demolition include: annual health surveillance and enhanced Bupa Select private health care for all employees; a rolling funded programme of training; 100 per cent of plant using OilQuick systems; regular Stop the Job days to review safety lessons; and presentations to schools.

The firm is establishing a new in-house trainer for the first time to work closely with employees, and it is working on developing an app to assist site managers’ reporting duties.

Cantillon – Cantillon Health & Safety

Cantillon 2014

Occupational health has been a focus for Cantillon, with the company offering biennial wellbeing/lifestyle medicals for staff, at no financial cost to employees.

On the safety side, Cantillon has achieved 1.8m working hours without a RIDDOR incident and has a comprehensive behavioural safety campaign to try to involve staff in making decisions on safety for themselves in their working environment.

Erith Contractors – 7 Steps to Safety


The Seven Steps to Safety campaign has seen a positive health and safety culture embedded throughout Erith’s organisation, achieved through a combination of internal training and campaign posters, along with displays on the firm’s online contract administration portal.

Results are particularly evident in the firm’s work at the London Development Project, with more than 108,000 working hours completed with an AFR rate of zero.

Hydrock – Safe People, Safe Site, Safe Home


Hydrock’s Safe People, Safe Site, Safe Home initiative has seen it redesign its entire safety policy, procedures, systems and company culture.

The company has recorded improved safety standards across the board since the scheme was launched in January 2014, with the firm now RIDDOR-free for 17 months.

Hydrock achieved a 100 per cent safety score from DP World for London Gateway, a score no other organisation had received before, and was commended by Crossrail for its safety standards.

Morrison Utility Services – Jack’s New Bike – Delivering Lessons in Cycle Safety in the Classroom

Morrison Utility Services

Now in its third year, the MUS school safety programme aims to deliver important safety messages around utility street works sites and road safety to a crucial, high-risk audience: primary-age schoolchildren.

The latest campaign, ‘Jack’s New Bike’, centres on the dangers of cycling in and around street works, with a specific message around grab lorries and HGV vehicle visibility.

The campaign is being supported by school site visits, with schools supplied with a range of additional teaching materials.

Nationwide Platforms – Your Safety, Our Priority

In 2014, Nationwide Platforms’ Your Safety, Our Priority initiative has delivered a behavioural safety programme that has seen 88 operational leaders from the managing director to the workshop foreman undertake a two-day programme in H&S leadership.

The company also invested £4m in fleet vehice safety and introduced a formalised near-miss reporting process across all its locations.

NG Bailey – Safety First & Foremost

NG Bailey Safety logo

NG Bailey’s hard-hitting awareness campaign embraces stark imagery and shock statistics to up the ante on safety in the workplace.

RIDDORs stand at an all-time low for the company, with an 18 per cent year-on-year reduction.

The firm did not record any accidents during 250,000 working hours on its most challenging project of 2014: work on the £600m Gateway Plus project to transform Birmingham New Street station.

Roger Bullivant – No Harm to Anyone

Roger Bullivant

Two years ago, Roger Bullivant recognised that it had was suffering too many accidents, with an AFR of 1.12 unacceptable to the management team.

The company launched the No Harm to Anyone initiative to tackle the problem head on.

All directors and senior management took a two-day behavioural safety course to lead by example, followed swiftly by the introduction of the Five Safe Campaign.

This mandatory five-minute H&S briefing on the potential hazards for the day ahead is now followed on every site and factory in the company’s network.

By August 2014, the AFR had dropped to zero.

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