We're constantly improving our standards and procedures in pursuit of health and safety excellence. Our health and safety values are constantly communicated at every level of the organisation, creating a culture where every single colleague is responsible for safety.
Last year, we carried out over 760 audits to measure health and safety compliance and provided 2,700 colleagues with technical and health and safety related training. Colleagues are rewarded through recognition initiatives when they go above and beyond to demonstrate our health and safety values.
This year CBES has received the ROSPA 'Order of Distinction' recognising our 15 years of consecutive gold awards. We have also received our 9th Gold Fleet Safety Award and have been shortlisted for various awards including CN Specialists 2022 for Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
In 2021 CBES was awarded a supplier recognition award from one of our key customers ‘Wellbeing Winners,’ given in recognition of our efforts to support mental health in the workplace.
We offer several other initiatives to support wellbeing. These include utilisation of a retained occupational health providers, Mental Health First Aiders, Employee Assistance Programme and delivering running wellbeing forums such as No Time to Lose (IOSH initiative) and 'Stop. Make a Change'.
This approach naturally extends to our customers and wider supply chain.
We operate a robust system to continuously monitor and audit activity in the field. Formal health and safety audits are carried out by proficient health and safety practitioners. Outcomes from planned audits are reported and activity is tracked through to completion so our business leaders can make informed decisions.
Our business leaders make a minimum number of safety visits every year, providing them with an in-depth understanding of the safety-related issues faced by our colleagues, and an opportunity to reinforce safety values in person.
Our teams have worked tirelessly to support our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Risk Management team worked in tandem with our operational divisions developing emergency preparedness and response plans with project planning a key focus in line with government guidance to ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues during this unprecedented time, enabling our business operations to continue uninterrupted.