WJ recently took the opportunity to share best practice with their sub-contractors and suppliers by hosting a supply chain seminar.
The company was commended by all for their efforts to proactively address various aspects of safety, in particular, through behavioural safety.
For some time now WJ have been delivering safety training seminars to challenge their entire workforce to ‘think exceptional’ about their own safety, their colleagues safety and the safety of vulnerable road users; in fact, to consider the safety of any road user. This latest event was designed to take that challenge to a new level by involving the whole of the WJ supply chain.
This initiative supports the aim from Highways England that ‘no one should be harmed when travelling or working on the road network’.
Wayne Johnston, WJ group managing director, said: “We recognise the benefits to be gained by engaging with our supply chain as well as our workforce and believe it is essential for consistent delivery of safe and efficient jobs.”
In an effort to inspire exceptional thinking Professor Damian Hughes, a change management psychologist, spoke at the event and helped all delegates to better understand their thought processes and actively embrace behavioural safety improvements.
The delegates heard from Highways England on how important the effective delivery of the strategic road investment is to all. It was explained that collaboration with all of the supply chain is key to delivering safer, free flowing roads and safety was highlighted as being at the centre of the new approach.