Niamh is delighted to have been named as a runner up at the recent event to mark the Suzy Lamplugh National Personal Safety Awards.
The Suzy Lamplugh National Personal Safety Awards celebrates the work being done across the UK to keep people safe from violence and aggression. The awards provide an opportunity for Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the UK’s national charity for personal safety, to recognise best practice across all sectors.
Niamh submitted to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust Safer Workplace Award, which is awarded to the employer who has done the most to improve personal safety awareness among staff, customers and / or suppliers.
The Niamh submission was based upon the work we have done to highlight and address the potential hazards faced by our colleagues who Lone Work through training, risk assessment and on the use of Personal Protection Equipment; the Guardian 24. We presented evidence on how the Group initially involved and engaged with staff around the management of lone working, focusing on the importance of lone working risk assessment and eventually the embedding of personal safety into everyday work practices through the establishment and integration of Guardian24 throughout 2015.
Niamh’s submission was nominated as one of the very few finalists and Kathleen Fergie, Health and Safety Manager and Fiona Hegarty, Corporate Services Manager, attended a gala event on the 17th March in London. The submission was selected as first runner up, Niamh is very pleased that all the hard work and tenacity has been nationally recognised and that we are seen as an example of best practice.
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