Month: September 2007

PROjEN raise profile of health and safety on the TIE Project

PROjEN, the award winning Project Management Company based in Northwich, Cheshire, recently initiated a Safety Incentive Scheme for the TIE Project at AGC Chemicals to raise the profile of health and safety on site whilst also looking to benefit a local charity in the Cleverleys area.

The health and safety scheme ran throughout the six week construction period of the project and the increased safety awareness was a significant factor in helping to achieve an excellent safety record of zero accidents.

These results are even more impressive when you take into consideration the amount of work and number of man hours involved in the project. The total number of hours worked on site during this 6 week period was 5,822 hours which equates to nearly 3 years of working time. This was split 4,173 hours for on-site contractors and 1,649.5 hours for PROjEN site based personnel. During this six week period, weekly safety tours took place to ensure safety standards were being maintained at all times.

Following the excellent safety record of PROjEN and contractors working on the project, PROjEN made a donation of £500 to demonstrate there commitment to heath and safety to Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary, close to the AGC site. The Charity was chosen by Melanie Jennings from AGC Chemicals who presented the charity with the £500 cheque. Easterleigh has over 100 animals in their care at any time, and is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers. Charitable donations are the only form of income for the Sanctuary, which was established in 1995. The animals at the Sanctuary may have been mistreated, neglected or been unwanted arrivals, and the Sanctuary has a policy of never putting animals to sleep unless medical needs require so, meaning that it can get very crowded.

Antonia, of Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary, said “the funds would be primarily used to purchase food for the animals, and would be extremely helpful at this time of year”.

In addition to the Charity donation, funds were also put aside to reward those individuals judged to be making a significant success of the scheme (on a week by week basis). During the 6 week project term, 16 awards were made totalling £320 worth of Marks and Spenser vouchers, plus polo shirts and promotional material was distributed carrying the safety messages.

The total project duration was 4 months (conception, design, procurement, delivery, construction, commissioning, and handover) which was all successfully completed

John Taylor, Managing Director said “We have instigated a number of these health and safety schemes over recent years and they are proving extremely popular and successful at promoting the safety message. Our health and safety record on site is excellent and the benefits are seen long after the project finishes. I think this is another example of PROjEN going that little bit further on all projects undertaken.”

PROjEN expand pride awards with two pride award winners

With the continued growth and company development currently being experienced at PROjEN, the company has expanded its PRIDE award to include two winners every quarter, one for those based at the company’s headquarters in Cheshire, and another for those staff working on site at a clients manufacturing or processing facilities.

The voting for the latest PROjEN PRIDE Award was a very close run affair as usual, both for the site and head office based award. Project Manager Albi Enjuanes was rewarded for his outstanding contribution to the success of a site based project. Albi inherited a project with a few problems but was able to put it back on track through excellent leadership and by motivating others. In voting for Albi his colleagues commented that he is excellent at keeping everyone informed and involved during pressure situations.

The winner of the head office based award is Lisa McGowan who has been praised for her all round work attitude and her ability to “just get on with work with no fuss” and “willingness to take extra things on and work around problems”. Lisa was pivotal in the introduction of the Company’s new MIS system (Dynamics AX) and other client related systems which have added to the efficiencies of work life at PROjEN.

Intended to encourage team working and company involvement, the PROjEN PRIDE Award is open to all members of the PROjEN team and is presented quarterly at the core brief sessions with each ‘winner’ receiving £250 in M&S vouchers. The award has already proved instrumental in encouraging pride in the workplace and rewards good attitude and commitment to both client and company. All employees are aware of the positive impact a PRIDE attitude brings to PROjEN.

This is the ninth quarterly PRIDE award and Albi and Lisa join a growing list of extremely popular and hard working employees who have won the award.

Both Albi and Lisa were nominated for their positive attitude to working at PROjEN. When presenting the awards John Taylor managing director said “There are so many good hard working employees at PROjEN that it is hard to single out clear winners, but the extra work carried out by both of them over the last few months has made the decision just a little easier. With so many deserving winners and with the team getting bigger we have decided to award two PRIDE awards every quarter so hopefully this will make our judging just a little easier in future months.”

By epitomizing all that the PROjEN PRIDE Award stands for – PROjEN Recognition for Industry Diligence and Enthusiasm – Albi and Lisa’s attitude to work is an example to all to ensure PROjEN moves forward and continues to build on the success enjoyed by the company particularly during the last five years of company growth.