Winvic Construction Ltd, a leading main contractor that specialises in turnkey solutions for industrial, build-to-rent, student accommodation and commercial projects has been awarded its ninth consecutive RoSPA Gold award for health and safety practices. Acclaimed as a prestigious scheme across the world, The RoSPA Health & Safety Awards recognises achievements in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
As an organisation that has sustained high standards of the gold level over consecutive years, Winvic has been invited to a presentation ceremony and gala dinner to collect their award. The event will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on a date yet to be confirmed, due to the current Covid-19 crisis.
Ian Goodhead, Winvic’s HSEQ Director, commented: “The whole Winvic team works hard – and works as one – to ensure every person gets home safe to their families at the end of each day. Nevertheless, I know this internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards is of particular importance to our extremely conscientious HSEQ team, and I thank them for their commitment. The RoSPA scheme and awards offers Winvic the opportunity to benchmark safety performance year on year and ensure consistent performance between sites; it is therefore an absolute delight to be given nine Gold Awards in a row, and we are certainly focusing on making it to double figures next year.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.
“RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”
While Winvic already has an enviable health and safety track record, evidenced by its nineth RoSPA, it has recently launched its ‘Doing It Right’ initiative, a new cultural change programme to further improve behavioural safety. Driven by Winvic’s core values, the initiative’s journey naturally started with listening to employees and contractor partners and the result is the implementation of a new site induction process, an app for efficient safety observation reporting and a new set of minimum standards.
Dave Ward, Winvic Managing Director commented: “The overall aims of ‘Doing It Right’ are to reduce the number of incidents by facilitating people to think twice about walking by a safety issue, however small, and to bring examples of good practice to the foreground, so individuals and contractors can be properly recognised. We have worked hard with our supply chain and internal team this year to get to where we are and together we have pledged to support each other, hold ourselves and colleagues accountable and be wary of becoming complacent. The launch of ‘Doing It Right’ is another part of the journey to keep health and safety front of mind where we are resetting the bar for behavioural standards across the entire business.”
Winvic’s RoSPA Gold Award is for health and safety performance during the period of 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.