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H10. Construction and Civil Engineering Industries
24 July, 2014
Submitted: 3 June, 2015
Please describe the programme you have in place to manage the cause of occupational disease and improve the health and wellbeing of your staff, by updating on progress in the following categories:
Please describe the programme you have in place:
In support of our Construction Pledge, our Managing Director and Construction Director used the Company’s Annual Conference to reiterate our ‘5-a-Day’ Health Initiative. In addition a HSE Inspector reminded all at the conference of the HSE’s ‘Health’ Action Plan.
We have continued with our Health & Well-being workforce screening programme with 106 directly employed workers undergoing the Clugston Health Screen in January 2015. These screens were carried out by Team Prevent Ltd our SEQOHS accredited health provider. Individual health plans have been set up for those workers highlighted during the screening programme as requiring further arrangements.
HR continue to monitor sickness and absenteeism rates and data is published on the company Intranet. During 2014, Staff days off work equated to 1.8 days per person and Site Workers some 1.5 days lost.
Our Construction Sites continue to push the ‘5-a-day’ Initiative through early intervention with their supply chain, ensuring ‘5-a-day’ topics are sufficiently covered within the method statements and displaying ‘5-a-day’ posters throughout the work site.
As a business we are making good progress with regard to reducing worker exposure to musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disease, noise induced hearing loss, skin dermatitis and hand arm vibration syndrome; but this is a long journey especially in educating our supply chain.
In recognition of the work undertaken by our Site Management Teams our internal Annual Health & Safety Awards were selected as winners following the ‘5-a-day’ Initiatives they had undertaken on their sites. In May 2015 the Company was awarded the CIOB Yorkshire & Humber Health & Safety Award in recognition of the ‘5-a-day’ Health programme. The Company has also made the final of the Construction News Health & Safety Awards for the initiative and is being judged later in the year.
Throughout 2015 we will continue with our initiative and with the support of our Design Managers build ‘5-a-day’ into the design process by looking who we can influence the architects and engineers to think about the health implications of their specifications and designs.
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