As part of FSD’s commitment to ongoing improvements in standards, our Health & Safety Seminar took place in early December. This coincided with the anniversary of FSD’s trading for 20 years. The seminar, which spans two days, is an invaluable information-sharing experience which brings together Site Managers, Supervisors and the management team, along with office-based department heads from Engineering, Tendering and Purchasing, together with a guest speaker from Mind Safety.
This year’s wide-ranging agenda covered customer relations, off-site innovations, a business overview and general site issues, with a focus on Health & Safety. SHEQ Manager Dave Wray gave an overview on Health & Safety performance which included Accident Statistics over the past five years; the decreasing trend line confirming that FSD are constantly improving in all aspects of Health & Safety. This is largely due the increased awareness of all staff and changes in culture; an AFR of 0.00 for this year and no reportable accidents incidents since June 2011, totalling over 1 million man hours accident free.
Breakout group discussions produced some valuable ideas on ways to develop off-site innovations, looking at ways in which we could progress installations ranging from Site Setup to Building Services.
Managing Director Philip Haines reviewed the 20 year journey of FSD, showing how we have developed and what’s in store for the future.
Guest speaker Simon Bardon from Mind Safety presented a course on Behavioural Safety aimed at Leaders which lasted four hours on the afternoon of the first day.
On the second day a review of the financial, commercial and sales strategies was presented by department heads and directors. A presentation demonstrating the new purchasing software was given by Pat Layne and David Toomey.
The Seminar served as an excellent forum for FSD’s continuous improvement objectives and was a great success. As always, it demonstrated the quality and the commitment of the staff we employ.