This month we are hosting stand downs across our operational sites and workforce.
Safety is at the core of operations at Network Plus. These events are an essential element of our ongoing commitment to provide safe work environments for all of our employees, clients and members of the public who encounter our sites every day. With a focus on the latest safety, compliance, wellbeing and environmental information, these sessions offer an opportunity to engage with our workforce on these key issues.
The sessions, taking place throughout January across the UK, cover topics such as:
- Key business and performance updates
- Health and Safety Update (accidents, safe digging, driving)
- Getting Back 2 Basics
- Contract specific updates
We are also using these events as an opportunity to formally launch our Be: SAFE campaign, our new campaign which actively encourages our workforce to work safely and avoid unsafe acts and conditions by following four basic rules.
We want them to Be: SAFE
Stop work if you feel unsafe or if the risk controls are not suitable
Avoid Unsafe Acts and Unsafe Conditions
Follow safe systems of work
Ensure that you are fit for work
Finally, a number of guest speakers are joining us, including the inspirational speaker, Justin Manley (Titanium Talks), and mental health focused charity, State of Mind, as well as hosting an immersive learning session focused on culture and behavioural changes with Juice Learning.
Stand downs are an incredibly important part of the Network Plus Group calendar and a great way to start the year. These sessions ensure that our workforce is up to date with essential health, safety and wellbeing information. They offer us a great opportunity to engage with our employees in a focused way, that is then complemented by ongoing activities throughout the year, such as Toolbox Talks, team briefings, monthly bulletins and other activities. We are looking forward to embedding the new Be:Safe campaign across the business and using it to help drive a zero harm culture in our workplaces.Matthew O’Sullivan, Director of HSEQ & Support Services