No Room for Complacency When it comes to Safety
For the second month running Osborne Property Services has achieved a 0% accident frequency rate across all of its sites.
The health and safety of its employees is a top priority for Osborne, and this is reflected in the fact that there have been no accidents during May and June.
In June, Osborne was awarded The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) President’s Award in recognition for occupational health and safety management systems and culture, and outstanding control of risk.
When looking at the national picture, it’s clear to see why Osborne takes the safety of its employees so seriously: According to the Health and Safety Executive, an average of 3% of all construction workers across the UK suffer a work-related injury each year, almost a quarter of which are caused by slips, trips and falls. In 2016/2017, there 30 fatal injuries in construction, more than any other industry.
Osborne has its own dedicated Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) professional team, which is committed to providing a safe working environment for everyone who interacts with Osborne, this includes its employees as well as customers, subcontractors, suppliers and members of the public.
The SHE team conducts weekly site inspections and holds quarterly forums to promote positive behaviours for Osborne’s own employees and individuals in its supply chain.
Osborne also holds weekly ‘tool box talks’, which enable all on-site employees to share ideas and best practice, focusing on how to keep our working environment safe. It also publishes frequent communications bulletins, sharing information that will contribute to everybody’s safety.
Alan Elliott, Operations Director at Osborne, said: “We want everyone who works with and for Osborne to work in a great environment and to return home safely each evening. We’ve had tremendous success so far, demonstrated by us having gone two months without a single accident; however, we’re not complacent. We continue on our journey as a learning organisation and encourage feedback to allow continuous improvement.”