Northern Ireland Safety Award Success
Northstone’s commitment and continuous improvement in health and safety has been recognised at the Northern Ireland Safety Group Awards in conjunction with the National Irish Safety Organisation. For the fourth year in a row Northstone were presented with the “Construction – Quarrying & Concrete Product Manufacturing Award” for 2014.
To add to this achievement for the second year running Northstone received further recognition with the Award for “Consistent High Achiever” within this competition.
The Awards submission outlined the various initiatives that have been implemented by the company, these include increased workforce participation and engagement in creating safer work places, Visible Felt Leadership Campaign that involves senior managers visiting the different company locations to talk to employees about the importance of safe workplaces and procedures and Safety Observation reporting that empowers all employees to report both positive and negative observations on safe places or systems of work.
Along side these initiatives various focussed safety campaigns such as our Transport Safety Campaign, Contractors Safety Campaign and June Employee Health and Safety Seminars have been delivered to specifically highlight key risk activities and enable a review of existing, and introduce, new control measures.