Health and Safety engagement
We continue to bring our ‘Never Harm’ value to life through our ‘Simple Actions’ campaign. This clearly demonstrates the steps employees can take every day, on every project, to protect people and the environment.
We also carry out ‘One Summer’ and ‘One Winter’ campaigns, which help employees to fully understand the consequences of workplace incidents in a fun and interactive way.
Raising mental health awareness
We continue to make huge strides in our mental health and wellbeing approach. Our annual ‘Workplace Stress and Wellbeing’ survey, helps us to improve the support available for our colleagues.
We are also members of Mates in Mind, a charity that helps businesses to address mental health issues. Furthermore, we are proud to have successfully trained 75 mental health champions and over 100 managers in mental health awareness.
An innovative approach to Health and Safety
We constantly strive to introduce project innovations, in order to create safer working environments. For example, we rolled out REACTEC Hand Arm Vibration monitoring devices to all relevant sites, which subsequently won us an excellence award for safety from CECA in Ireland.
We were the first contractor in the world to utilise Leica cable avoidance tools, which use SMART technology to identify underground assets faster, more accurately and therefore more safely. We also introduced air shovels, which assist in root investigation and excavation. The success of these new tools is highlighted through our Agility Alliance project, which achieved a 60% reduction in service strikes compared to last year.
Mental health first aiders trained in 2019
Percent reduction in service strikes after introducing air shovels
Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate decreased year on year
Our Innovation Foundation stimulates a consistent team-based approach to problem solving that results in clear social, economic and environmental benefits. Innovation allows us to be better, smarter and safer in everything we do. Discover how we are progressing with innovation in the health and safety space.