The power of collaboration and technology in championing health, safety and wellbeing

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  • We recently caught up with Anderselite’s safety and compliance manager, Katie Hancock, who was brimming with good news regarding the unit’s stand-out successes in health, safety and wellbeing.

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We recently caught up with Anderselite’s safety and compliance manager, Katie Hancock, who was brimming with good news regarding the unit’s stand-out successes, stemming from the team’s collective drive and passion to improve health, safety and wellbeing practices across the business.

“We have several projects underway that are benefitting our entire workforce, including our contractor community,” explains Katie. “One such project is encouraging those working on the TGW with Balfour Beatty to increase the number of Close Calls raised each month. Something as simple as putting an incentive behind this programme saw us instantly receive a spike, not just in the number, but also the quality of Close Calls reported."

“Balfour Beatty hand-selected ES, Jarrad Facey, to be awarded the prize after recently spotting inconsistencies within the PICOP pack, whilst ES, Darren Mehegan, was rewarded for Good Practices, thanks to his high standard of worksite management. Again, Jarrad Facey, together with PS Carl Richardson, was awarded Balfour Beatty’s Excellence accolade for their outstanding communication skills with the Signaller. These are all exemplary examples of behaviour and showcase the quality contractors that we supply.”

Anderselite recently passed its RISQS audit with flying colours, which is a testament to the exceptional hard work and attention to detail of the Compliance Team, who work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure all processes are followed correctly.search jobs

The team is also continuing to engage with Signal by developing a market-leading front office system for supplying safety critical contractors. This new system will automate a number of important practices, to minimise risk, error and unnecessary administration time.

Katie explains:

“Notification of expiring competencies, for example, will now automatically be emailed directly to contractors on a weekly basis without any manual intervention. Cancelled shifts will also be easily identifiable to prevent unnecessary compliance queries, whilst system timesheets are being reviewed to achieve greater efficiencies of managing actual shift end times."

“Fatigue and Risk Index Factors are also being developed to include actual finish times with the new system automatically amending travel time and Indexes when a hotel is added.”

Future business updates will also include a WhatsApp-style method of communication and a bespoke-built programme that will allow Signal and Sentinel to liaise in real-time, enabling automatic hourly updates of contractor competencies and medical data.

Katie concludes:

“Our health, safety and wellbeing responsibilities remain a key focus throughout the Anderselite business and we’re working to continuously improve our initiatives to ensure that our people enjoy a happy and safe place to work.”


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