Safety is more than just a set of rules and procedures – it’s a culture that starts and ends with people All the teams, within the fast-growing company LotusWorks believe that everyone has the right to a safe and healthy work environment. There’s a deep rotted understanding that everyone is responsible for their own safety and that of their colleagues.
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What LotusWorks does to ensure Safety is a top priority?
Employee Empowerment: All employees are involved in creating the safety culture at LotusWorks, and they receive information, tools and resources to help promote safety in the workplace. Through regular safety training, safety alerts, lunch & learn webinars, access to personal protective equipment, and an open-door policy for reporting incidents, employees are consistently empowered and encouraged to take an active role in creating a safe work environment.
Good Catch Programme: The safety programme includes incentives, and the Good Catch programme is designed to encourage and recognise employees who go above and beyond to promote safety. Reporting a potential hazard, preventing an incident or accident, follow proper safety procedures, or help to educate others about the importance of safety, the LotusWorks Good Catch programme celebrates the efforts of employees to keep themselves, their colleagues safe and our clients safe.
Since the launch of the programme in 2017, employees across the organisation have actively participated in identifying and reporting potential hazards in the workplace, resulting in a significant increase in the number of Good Catches reported annually. As a result, LotusWorks has been able to take proactive measures to prevent accidents/incidents and improve overall safety in the workplace and on client sites. With over 25,000 Good Catches raised by employees since initiation, the programme has proven to be a valuable tool in promoting a culture of safety companywide.
On average, each of our 650 employees raises 16 Good Catches per year, which is a testament to our safety culture at LotusWorks.
Communication: Open and transparent communication is key to promoting a strong safety culture. LotusWorks management and leadership encourage all employees to speak up and share their concerns and ideas. It is also the reason we hold regular safety meetings – to discuss new protocols, best practices, and ongoing safety initiatives.
Lead by example: Leaders in the business including Directors, Site Leads and Supervisors all take an active role in promoting safety, both by setting the standards, expectation, tone and leading by example. Conducting safety walks, encouraging safety conversations, facilitating on the job and in meeting discussions illustrate the efforts involved in championing safety from the top down.
Paul Bourke, LotusWorks Senior EHS Officer, said; “I truly believe that safety culture is the backbone of any successful workplace. We’re all in this together, and it’s important that we look out for one another and ensure that we all return home safe after a hard day’s work. By creating a positive safety culture, we can foster an environment where everyone feels appreciated, supported, and safe. Ultimately, it’s not just about completing tasks, but about doing them correctly and safely.”
At the end of the day, focus on safety is about more than just avoiding accidents and incidents – it’s about creating a work environment where everyone feels valued, supported, and most importantly – safe. It is widely reported that a strong safety culture practiced by all employees can lead to better communication, increased teamwork, higher job satisfaction and greater return of work, and we’re committed to making it a top priority for employees, clients, and the company.