Posted on October 8th, 2008

GlaxoSmithKline and PM PROjEN put “Safety First.”

PROjEN, the award winning Project Management Company who have partnered GlaxoSmithKline’s Capital Project Process Department since 2004 have rolled out numerous health and safety initiatives under the banner “WORKING SAFELY TOGETHER”

The latest initiatives have been focused on the Fire Protection Project and the Bursting Discs Project and involve promoting the safety message to the construction team through detailed inductions, supplementary tool box talks and through a special incentive to keep the safety message firmly at the front of everyone’s mind.

The incentive, £25 Marks and Spencer Vouchers are awarded monthly to deserving members of the construction team, who have shown outstanding commitment to safety and maintaining safe working practices within the Chemical Pilot Plant. Awards are made by Stan Gerrard, PROjEN’s Construction Supervisor who observes the teams working practices over the month and selects the worthy winner.

Across the two projects, to date, award winners have included Jason Tang (Halcyon), Ian Anderson (Hall & Kay), David Halliday (Marioff), Chris Abbott (EMCOR), Ben Watling (Connect Scaffolding), Danny Heritage (EMCOR Special Services), Eddie Salin (Marioff), Aleksandrs Lavrinovics (New Ducts), Mykola Herman (New Ducts) and Declan Wells (ICEL Ltd).

Stan Gerrard PROjEN’s Construction Supervisor comments “Safety is crucial to all project construction phases and to date across both the Fire Protection and Bursting Discs Projects there has been a total of 25,663 man hours worked without injury. This is testament that that we have selected the right people for the job with the right skills and the right attitude. The safety incentive scheme is the icing on the cake rewarding the individual that helps keep the team safe.”

John Taylor, managing director for PROjEN comments, “PROjEN recognise the importance of working safely, not only to ensure that we comply with current legislation, but also to fulfil our commitment to health and safety compliance. For the past seven years we have been proud winners of the “Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents” (RoSPA) Gold Medal Award and have recently been awarded the 2008 Medal. Incentives such as the “WORKING SAFELY TOGETHER” scheme are a perfect example as to why we maintain such an impeccable Health and Safety record.”

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