Health and Safety
Colas has won multiple awards and commendations for its health
and safety procedures; established over the years into a core
company value. Stringent safety management processes, operational
procedures, audit facilities, and an effective and efficient
business in full compliance with set performance standards and
BS18001 have cemented our awards success.
Safety has always been, and will always remain, a first priority
for our organisation and we are fully committed to continually
improving our safety systems to ensure that our business continues
to attract recognition and merit from health and safety awards
bodies. All of our safety procedures undergo constant reviews to
ensure that best practice is sustained at all times.
The Colas (Isle of Man) Group receives Silver
Fri, 20 Apr 2012
The Colas (Isle of Man) Group has received the Investors in
People silver award following a three day assessment by IIP
assessor Mick Lynch.
Investors in People specialise in transforming a business's
performance through its employees. The job of an IIP assessor is to
act as a critical friend so that businesses maintain continuous
improvement and to help companies achieve the results they want by
focusing on their professional objectives.
Assessments involve interviews with staff and aim to discover
how a company can best engage its employees to reduce e.g. sickness
absence/staff turnover and fine tune its leadership capabilities to
increase productivity and financial performance.
During his visit Mick interviewed 41% of the IOM employees and
was very complimentary about the whole operation, stating that the
points scored were high enough for the Group to seriously consider
going for a gold award in 12 months' time.
Managing Director, Steph Lowe, commented: "This is very
satisfying and is a testament to the efforts we have all put in to
make it happen. We have seen a conscious cultural change over the
last three years which has resulted in this very positive outcome.
It makes me, and the rest of the directors, very proud of the
company and everyone associated with it."
Colas were highly commended by RoSPA for Managing Occupational
Road Risk (MORR). Judges looked not only at accident records, but
also entrants' overarching health and safety management systems;
including important practices such as strong leadership and
David Rawlins, RoSPA's awards manager, said: "RoSPA firmly
believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment
to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention
deserve recognition. Colas Limited has shown that it is
committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are
delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award."
We were recently commended by RoSPA in the Engineering
Construction Industry sector. Colas Chief Executive, Lee
Rushbrooke, expressed his delight, saying: "This is the highest
Occupational Health and Safety award that Colas has ever received
from RoSPA in this very competitive field, and is recognition for
all the hard work that everyone puts in to managing and improving
health and safety performance at our sites and office