Health and Safety
Health and safety begins with the right culture.
Our primary focus is creating - and maintaining a safe place to work. We’re proud that our safety performance is both award-winning and RoSPA recognised; we’ve been consistently awarded RoSPA Gold for the last five years, and we’re taking that commitment further each year.
Winning a RoSPA gold medal recognises demonstrable continual improvement across all areas of the organisation, and we continually measure and benchmark our safety performance and safety culture.
As a family-owned group of businesses, it matters to us that people feel looked after; that their craft and contribution is recognised and respected. An excellent safety record is one part of it, so we go beyond traditional Health and Safety objectives to develop strategies that enhance our employees' health and wellbeing, too.
The wellbeing of all our people is fundamental to us, so in 2018 we set ourselves a target: to achieve a Healthy Working Lives Gold Award by the end of 2021.
Through the hard work of our health and safety team and the incredible uptake by our talented employees, we achieved gold a whole year earlier than planned. Being part of - and promoting - the workplace-based Healthy Working Lives initiative means we get to encompass employee workplace recognition, equal pay and equal rights. All brands in the Group have achieved either the Silver or Gold awards.
We review our health and safety approach with our teams regularly, to evaluate behaviours and improvement within the workplace. This initiative is underpinning cultural change and means we get real-time results that guide improvements, and allows our performance to be benchmarked externally across all sectors.
Accredited to and exceed the Healthy Working Lives standards for employee wellbeing.