Stonbury are immensely proud to be supporting our clients across the UK at such a crucial time and have been designated as 'key workers' by DEFRA and the UK water utility companies. Our teams are working tirelessly to help secure and maintain drinking water supplies, ensuring clean and safe drinking water is provided without interruption to critical services such as our hospitals as well as the general public. Now more than ever, the safety and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance and we have adapted our safe working practices to ensure social distancing precautions are in place and that the correct hygiene practices are being followed. Safety is our priority, and we endeavour to make sure everyone at Stonbury goes home safe to their family.
The International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme's independent judges, their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year. The awards also recognise organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work.
"The vision of the British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through work – anywhere in the world. Realising it requires more than legislation; people committed to health and safety, and increasingly also to workplace wellbeing, make it a reality and inspire others to create workplaces that are a key force for good".
Stonbury has already invested heavily in its approach to delivering key information and training across the company, ensuring staff remain up-to-date and aware of potential risks at work and how to keep themselves and others safe on a daily basis.
"Having joined the company in late 2019, I look forward to leading a programme of continual improvement in the way we engage with our teams and manage health and safety across the business".
Last year, Stonbury introduced an e-learning platform and has recently been developing Augmented Reality video posters, which deliver training and vital announcements to a range of learning abilities. The posters ensure safety alerts and safe practices are seen and understood by everyone.
Stonbury also has a number of programmes in place to support staff mental wellbeing. This includes working alongside Arthur Ellis to provide ongoing mental health workshops, which has involved additional online support during the Covid-19 outbreak.
"We continue to make health and safety our priority. It means every day doing our utmost to ensure that no one is harmed, or becomes ill at work. This includes stepping up our efforts to support employees' wellbeing and mental health, even more so as we navigate our way through the challenges we face keeping everyone safe and well during the global pandemic".