Recognising excellence and achievements
Health & Safety Conference In March 2008, Welsh Water held its second annual Health and Safety Conference, sponsored by insurers Mitsui Sumitomo. Over 230 individuals attended the conference, including executive and non-executive directors, safety representatives, senior managers and health and safety specialists from across the AMA.
Welsh Water’s third Health & Safety Conference (June 2009) will concentrate on the behavioural aspects of improving health & safety, and speakers will explore the signicance of unsafe behaviour, talk about real life examples of when things go wrong, show examples of developing behavioural safety programmes, and explore the reasons why people take risks.
The theme of the conference was ‘The Journey to Zero’, reecting Welsh Water’s ambition of achieving no reportable accidents, and included high prole guest presenters, speaking on topics that included: the importance of strong leadership, the behavioural aspects of improving health and safety performance, occupational health and welfare and the new oence of corporate manslaughter
Excellence awards In 2007 Welsh Water introduced its Occupational Health and Safety Excellence Awards – with an overall winner, highly commended and commended categories. Following its initial success it was quickly decided to make these awards annual and, in 2008, the awards were extended to include categories for individuals and teams based on recognition of an ‘outstanding contribution to health and safety’, and ‘best innovative idea’. These ve awards have now become a regular feature of the annual Health & Safety Conference.
During 2008-09, a number of Welsh Water’s AMA partners received external recognition for their achievement in health and safet , whilst working for Welsh Water. These include:
Partners’achievements Black & Veatch
RoSPA Gold award specically for work within theWelshWater AMA Considerate constructors award: bronze for BrettonWTW (jointly with Costain) and silver for PenybontWTW
Recognised by the Building Magazine’s‘Good Employer’s Guide’as well above average in H&S terms Achieved 98.7% for health and safety in UVDBVerify
RoSPA Gold award Considerate Constructors Scheme: Bronze Award for BrettonWTW (jointly with Black &Veatch) Verify audit score 95.4%
Swansea andWestWales Occupational Safety Group award 2008 RoSPA Gold Medal for 2009
Over one million AMA man hours without a reportable incident Successfully achieved certication to OSHAS 18001 – 2007 RoSPA Gold Award
Won the IWO Innovation award, in the‘people’category
RoSPA Gold award 2008 Considerate Constructors Award – 2008 National AwardWinner 2009 -Three prestigious Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards
RoSPA Gold Award 2008 (5th consecutive year) Winner - Constructing Excellence inWales National Award 2008 and nalist -
Constructing Excellence National Awards 2008 Third year without a reportable injury in the AMA
United Utilities Operating Services (UUOS)
Swansea andWestWales Occupational Safety Group has adjudged UUOS safety performance for 2008 as outstanding, and singled out this organisation to receive the Chairman’s Award for European SafetyWeek Events as well as the Safety Certicate.
Successfully continued accreditation for UVDBVerify and CHAS RoSPA Gold Award 2008