BSW also invested in site-wide literature and posters, plus promotional material to motivate employees.
BSW invests in health and safety education
Published: 19 November, 2013
BSW Timber has underlined its commitment to health and safety by investing more than £10,000 in a series of educational initiatives across its UK mills and Earlston head office.
From 11 to 15 November, BSW held a company-wide Health & Safety Week with a series of seminars and interactive activities taking place under the theme of ‘What can we do?’. Employees have been encouraged to take part in educational events designed to increase their understanding of workplace hazards, including:
- A ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition
- Three interactive safety seminars (Risk and Hazards; Hazard Spotting; Problem Solving and Team Building)
- Health awareness
- A health and safety quiz
- An innovation competition to gather employees' best new health and safety ideas.
Jay Beamish, ESH manager at BSW Timber, said: "Active participation of all employees is the key to ensuring that none of our colleagues get injured at work, and this year's Health & Safety Week was all about participation. We work in an environment which carries risks if health and safety is not managed properly.
“[Last] week was part of a continued commitment to improve our health and safety performance and culture to protect employees while ensuring our continued success as a business, and was fully endorsed by our shareholders and Board of Directors.”