On Cloud Nine for Safety

7th July 2017

Clifford Devlin has been awarded a ninth Gold medal by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) at its 2016 Occupational Health & Safety Management Awards.

The award was presented to the company’s Group Health & Safety Manager, Ian O’Connor In June 2017 who commented:
“I am delighted to accept this accolade on behalf of the company, “he said, “Despite engaging in two of the construction industry’s highest risk activities, demolition and asbestos removal, the robustness of our health & safety management systems clearly caught the eye of the judging panel and helped to demonstrate that we are implementing best practice.”

Evidence provided to demonstrate good health & safety practice included internal and external audit reports, accident investigations and RIDDOR data, profiles of the company’s in-house Health & Safety team, implementation of competency schemes and examples of feedback from the workforce.

The company’s Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Passport scheme, rolled out in 2016, was selected as its signature health & safety initiative for the year. This system consolidates all operative training and competency credentials into an electronic database which is linked to the digital iAuditor system to automatically link non-conformances with training needs. This seamlessly enables competency issues identified to be addressed and also enables the company’s health & safety team to identify trends, individuals’ training needs and ultimately enhance the skills and health & safety credentials of its workforce.

RoSPA’s Health and Safety Awards scheme, which is now into its 61st year, is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK, and one of the most prestigious in the world in any discipline. More than 2,000 organisations submitted an entry in 2017.

Open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, the RoSPA Awards recognise commitment to accident prevention in the workplace.