Health and Safety Managers can improve loss time injury and case incident rates, create a zero accident mindset, increase the logging of near miss incidents and encourage pro-active reporting of issues through greater recognition of employee contributions to workplace safety.
Engaging employees and site managers in health and safety through a recognition and rewards scheme promotes safe behaviours in the workplace using a single, universally understood platform.
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How do our health and safety award schemes work?
With a centralised award scheme you can ensure that managers – who are at the forefront of health and safety initiatives – have the tools needed to inspire safe behaviours from their team. At the same time colleagues will have the ability to recognise one another for best practice and proactive thinking.
You could use any or all of the following techniques to incentivise health and safety reporting:
- Paper based rewards and presentation materials.
- A dedicated online portal for manager-led recognition.
- Peer to peer recognition tools that give colleagues the ability to recognise each other without expensive rewards.
Rewards to suit employees and contractors – no matter what their location
Offering a suite of enticing rewards will improve engagement in your health and safety programme, but you needn’t spend a fortune. The focus of any such initiative should be on delivering public recognition and praise over expensive rewards.
The devil is in the detail
- Consider the impact your chosen rewards will have on employees.
- Include sub-contractors as well as employees.
- Consider using individual and team awards.
- Decide on the most appropriate mechanism for your workforce.
Creating a safe work environment
It is true that we tend to live in a society of passing responsibility, but if everyone took an active role in ensuring the safety of their colleagues, then health and safety figures would paint a very different picture.
By creating a positive safety climate through recognition and reward, a zero accident mindset can be instilled into all employees.
Help me improve my workplace health and safety
To find out how you could better recognise and reward safe behaviours in employees please call us on 0845 050 9532 or complete the form below.