Safety Stand Down Day 2017

Reach Active’s Safety Stand Down Day took place this month across the UK & Ireland. The aim of the Safety Stand Down Day is promote and embrace Health & Safety throughout the company, covering all of the work divisions.

To start the day at the UK event, Managing Director Seamus Gallagher introduced the speakers and management teams. This involved addressing the company’s core values, STRIVE, and the impact Health & Safety has on the company.

Safety Leadership & Culture Specialist, Dan Terry, lead the team building exercises and discussions for the duration of the day.

Key members of each department showcased the progression and developments made within the last year. This covered areas including Building Services, Multi-Utility Diversions, HV Cable & Ducting/ICP Delivery and Overhead Lines. Followed by a presentation from Martin Hart, giving an insight into proficiency based training and steps being taken to provide this to staff.

HSQE topics were discussed by Serena O’Sullivan (HSQE Manager UK) and John O’Meara (HSQE Manager IRE), which took an in-depth view at the company safety statistics, recent training improvements and plan for new targets in the coming year.

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