Posted on December 11th, 2008

Health and Safety… PROjEN Employees win hands down!

PROjEN the award winning Project Management Company have recently launched a Health and Safety Newsletter aimed at internally raising awareness of Health and Safety issues.

The first newsletter contained information on Site Waste Management Plan Regulations 2008, a reminder about the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 along with hints and tips on the safe use of fire works and how to protect your home from the threat of fire over the Christmas period.

In addition to Health and Safety updates and practical hints and tips, the newsletter contained a Health and a Safety Word Search, which aimed to raise awareness of current topics and provided two winners Angela Keegan and Gill McCandless each receiving a bottle of wine.

The next PROjEN Health and Safety Newsletter is due in February 2009 and is programmed to contain updates on current legislation, provide details on HSE criminal prosecutions as well as the HSE’s Health and Safety Statistics on deaths in the workplace. It will also launch a PROjEN’s initiative to increase the number of Health and Safety observations raised internally; statistically it has been proven that the greater number of observations, the fewer accidents actually take place, working to the age old philosophy that prevention is better than cure!

In addition to the newsletter, Maggie Barnes, one of PROjEN’s resident Health and Safety Advisors also raised awareness of October 2008’s European Health & Safety Week. The Health and Safety Event was themed as “Healthy Workplaces” and focused primarily on risk assessments. Maggie was keen to get PROjEN employees involved and sent out a number of quizzes with the winners each receiving a bottle of wine. The winners (Alberto Enjuanes, Mark Taylor, Stan Gerrard, Alison McKay and Angela Keegan) each attained 100% in the quiz proving that they are up on their Health and Safety knowledge.

Lyndon Workman, PROjEN’s Principal Health and Safety Advisor commented “it is good to see that so many personnel sitting up and taking notice of our Health and Safety Initiatives. The introduction of the newsletter and our involvement with European Initiatives are key to ensuring that we remain switched on when it comes to Health and Safety. Over the past 7 years we have received consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards for our impeccable health and safety record and initiatives to increase the number of observations we receive internally will go some way in helping us maintain our outstanding Health and Safety performance.

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