EnterpriseMouchel has achieved three million worked hours without a reportable injury in its role as the Managing Agent Contractor for the Highways Agency in Central Southern England.
Sandra Gowland, Health, Safety and Training Manager said: “Accident reduction strategies rely on input from our employees.
“By including employee representatives in accident investigations we can extend our knowledge of employee behaviour and perception and the effectiveness of our control measures.’
Regular meetings are held with employee representatives where they discuss issues raised by their peers, together with Manager’s safety surgeries where individuals or groups can have private meetings to raise issues.
All accidents and issues raised feed into H&S Management and a PPE forum is in place to ensure the appropriate equipment is provided and performance is continually reviewed.
The network board, made up of senior managers from the Highways Agency and EnterpriseMouchel, regularly monitors safety performance, including near miss reporting, and actively encourages safety innovations including the recent developments to reduce live carriageway crossings.
Scott Cooper, General Manager of the commission, said: “This is a result of which we are truly proud. We have worked hard throughout the whole company, and with the support of our client, to promote innovative methods of improving safety and to reinforce the need for everyone to make safety their responsibility.”
Neil Breadmore, ISU Lead Operative, said: “I am not surprised that we have reached 3 million hours without a reportable injury. The safety culture and training given is second to none.”
Scott Johnson, Traffic Management Operative added: “Brilliant on us reaching 3 million hours. It’s good to work for a company who takes safety seriously and continually develops their safety culture”