Future Water Association Health & Safety Awards 2016 - Announcement



When you’re busy with the day to day tasks within your organisation it can be easy to take excellence and best practice for granted, especially when it comes to Health and Safety and the achievements of your people.






Health & Safety Award - Sponsored this year by NEBOSH (the National Examining Board for Occupational Health & Safety) 
Good health and safety processes are key to best practice, and you should be able to demonstrate well-developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture; outstanding control of risk; very low levels of error, harm and loss and above all, the ambition to maintain continual improvement.


Morrison Utility Services – Lone Worker

With nobody to assist in the event of an incident or emergency, the risks associated for any ‘lone worker’ (a person working in isolation without close/direct supervision) are clear.

Morrison Utility Services have developed a ‘lone worker app’ that will provide additional safety measures for lone workers, including reduced response time for anyone requiring assistance in the event of an incident or accident during street works activity. The app has GPS/GPRS location and tracking system, with the alarm system being triggered in a number of ways, activation of panic button, a fall and hard landing, no movement over a predefined period etc. ‘False alarms’ can be cancelled within 45 seconds after which an alert is sent. With over 4000 employees involved in street works activity, response time to incidents is critical.


Stanton Bonna – Pipe Pusher

Jointing pipes in excavated trenches carries risks, sometimes fatal risks. Stanton Bonna developed the ‘Pipe Pusher’ system to ensure safer jointing of pipelines during installation. The system is designed for installation of pipe from 750mm to 1400mm, it eliminates the manual handling of heavy timber buffers, reduces risk and time spent in the trench and allows for much greater control of the jointing process.


Clancy Dowcra -   Vision 2020 – Think safe

The overarching Vision 2020 has six areas of focus (called the ‘6Ss’); these are: Safe, Successful, Sustainable, Secure, Skilled and Systems.

To ensure they meet the Vision 2020 ‘Safe’ targets Clancy Docwra implemented a HSE Tactical Plan; a 12-point plan which defines the actions, and steps required to achieve their goals.

This behavioural approach is focused around ‘Think Safe’ which includes training, toolboxes, ‘Red Card’ systems, coaching for heavy tasks, behaviour support, daily briefings and an IT incidents dashboard. Over two years Lost Time Incidents have fallen 65% with the goal of single figure LTI’s by 2020.


Morrison Utility Services – Zero Harm

With utility street works projects undertaken every year, involving approximately 80% of the direct and indirect workforce, Health & Safety is seen as a number one priority and the focus is ‘zero harm’.

Zero Harm brings together training of staff, contractors, across the safety, health and wellbeing programme, plus community and schools programmes. It has led to innovative designs for the site barrier systems and the protection of vulnerable persons programme.

Zero Harm has created a journey reducing health & safety incidents, led to a major wellbeing programme where staff manage their own health and workplace stress.


 The winners will be announced at the 30th Anniversary Lunch on 23rd February 



The Health & Safety Awards are sponsored by          



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