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.”