Lucion Group Wins Double RoSPA Gold6 July 2023
We are proud to announce that the prestigious UK membership organisation, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has awarded the Lucion Group Gold for group-wide health and safety performance and our management of occupational road risk.
Operating for over 100 years, RoSPA plays a fundamental role in UK health and safety. In both personal and occupational life, RoSPA campaigns for the implementation of best safety practices, encouraging continuous change and development in current safety management systems.
Providing a multitude of support, resources and training to individuals and organisations, RoSPA offers reassurance to clients that suppliers who hold RoSPA awards have evidenced effective health and safety practices throughout their business.
RoSPA Health & Safety Awards
On 6th July 2023, the HSE reported 135 workers died in work-related incidents in 2022/23 (RIDDOR). Failures in health and safety can cause massive disruptions and costs to businesses and immeasurable costs to the individual’s quality of life. That is why RoSPA introduced the annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards to recognise good health and safety performance.
Established in 1956, the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards offer organisations the opportunity to demonstrate continuous commitment to not only sustaining but developing their health and safety practices.
The Lucion Group and its subsidiary companies can proudly announce that we have been re-awarded our two Gold prestigious, internationally recognised, awards from RoSPA for our outstanding health and safety practices. The latest RoSPA award win as the Lucion Group acknowledges our group-wide commitment to health and safety and should be seen as external verification that our group, with our acquisitive companies; Lucion Services, Delta-Simons Ltd, Aberdeen Radiation Protection Services, Landform Surveys Ltd, Midland Survey and Ground Engineering Ltd, truly are stronger and better together.
From Group Technical Director, Kelvin Hughes:
“Receiving Gold Awards for ‘Health and Safety’ and ‘Fleet Safety’ once again is a fantastic achievement, allowing us to benchmark our safety management performance year on year. The awards are a testament to the great work all of our teams do and show our continual improvement across the Group. They also provide us with the prestigious accolade to share with current, new and potential clients.”
Gold Health And Safety Award
Due to the continued development of our internal engagement and communication strategy, we have seen continued year-on-year decreases in the number of accidents/incidents throughout the company.
Developing our communication methods and investing in effective engagement with our team members has altered our health and safety culture within the organisation. We are proud to say that we are a team lead organisation whereby improvements and development in our health and safety policies, procedures and practices are heavily influenced by our team member’s TCBA observation submissions.
The development of our health and safety practices and investment into improving our engagement with team members has been fundamental to upholding our RoSPA Gold Health and Safety award.
Find out more about positive health and safety culture and why it is imperative to your Safety Management Systems.
Gold Fleet Safety Award
The RoSPA Fleet Safety Awards reward organisations on their continued development and improvement of how they manage their occupational road risks. We are proud to say that we have once again achieved RoSPA Gold for the fifth year in a row for our efforts in managing our organisation’s fleet safety.
As part of our initiatives to operate a safe and environmentally conscious fleet, we introduced Lightfoot. Developed in partnership with the Institute of Advanced Motorists and leading driver-behaviour experts at the University of Bath, the technology comes in the form of a pocket-sized dashboard display device which connects to the vehicle’s computer and uses live engine data to provide our drivers with real-time visual and audible feedback.
Using advanced, real-time engine analytics which takes account of different factors such as load and road gradient; Lightfoot provides live, in-cab coaching, helping drivers improve both efficiency and safety, and rewarding them for being better.
This guides drivers to the ‘sweet spot of the engine’, improving both engine performance and safety on the roads. The audible end-of-journey score from the device also enables drivers to strive towards achieving Lightfoot’s Elite Driver status score of 85 or more, which unlocks access to weekly prize draws.
Group QHSE Director Chris Parr commented:
"Through the utilisation of the Lightfoot in-cab system and app, we empower our drivers with knowledge, enabling them to enhance their driving skills and pinpoint areas for improvement. This results in a dual advantage, with heightened consciousness and courteous driving, coupled with enhanced efficiency, as drivers gain better control over their driving style and decision-making process."
What is involved in RoSPA submissions?
RoSPA submissions require a lot of time dedication and out-of-the-box thinking. They should not be underestimated or mistaken as a simple audit conducted by an external company. RoSPA submissions are extensively detailed submissions detailing how an organisation continually improves its health and safety standards and procedures year on year.
Our team at Lucion encourages all organisations to champion their health and safety practices and champion the individuals within their organisation to help continuously improve their health and safety practices. We believe in knowledge sharing to ensure organisations from a wide range of industries look to protect both their own teams and other contractors on-site as well as other stakeholders. With this in mind, we thought we would give you an insight into what it takes to achieve and maintain our Gold standard (beyond the very late nights and countless hours of writing).
RoSPA submissions involve responding to various questions relating to how, as an organisation, we manage:
- Safety Leadership
- Workforce Engagement
- Active Monitoring
- Accident Investigation
- Performance Reviews across the Group
- Rigorous auditing process to ensure compliance with external and internal health and safety guidance, regulations, and policies
Working closely with the Chief Technical Officer Ross Boulton, the Assurance Team and our bids writers, we collate information and use our best examples of health and safety management, practices and innovation that we have implemented during the past year.
As well as covering our assurance metrics data, internal training and auditing practices, we also include our homegrown innovative health and safety initiative, Take Care Be Aware (TCBA).
What is Take Care, Be Aware!
As an acquisitive company, we have significantly grown during the past 12 months, acquiring three new companies since April 2021. As we continue on our growth journey and expand our community team members, we established and continue to develop our internal health and safety initiative, Take Care, Be Aware (TCBA).
Each year, team members from each of our regional offices (both national and international) vote for a health and safety expert who acts as a representative and contact for colleagues internally. The team works together to continue to promote high standards of health and safety across the company.
Our TCBA initiative works on a two-way feedback system. All team members are encouraged to submit observations, suggestions for improvements, near misses and accidents that are reviewed and educate the development of our health and safety practices.
Adrian Dack, Systems Manager at Lucion Services, explained:
“We have a strengthened internal health and safety team which brings together the expertise of some of our most experienced and trusted team members. The team will be local representatives for their colleagues in each office, and they will tackle any internal health and safety concerns, ensuring a safe working environment for all of our employees.”
What it Takes to Achieve Gold
RoSPA submissions take a collective effort from multiple stakeholders and around 3-4 weeks to complete including; drafting responses, revisions and collating all the evidence.
Achieving Gold is imperative for our organisation as it demonstrates to both current and potential clients and the industry, that our approach to managing safety, health and wellbeing is continually improving and that we are a supplier of trusted sustainable risk management services.
Lucy Armstrong (Lucion Group Communications Director), commented:
“RoSPA is a great thing to be involved in as we highlight our innovative and progressive safety practices within the Lucion group. By working collaboratively with Ross Boulton (Lucion Group Chief Technical Officer), Chris Parr (Group QHSE Director) and Kelvin Hughes (Group Technical Director) we find areas that we can improve on going forward, helping with policy and procedure development and ultimately improving safeguarding for our Teams and clients.”
About the Lucion Group
We are Lucion Group, a purpose-driven company dedicated to illuminating challenges and taking action to protect people and the environment. Backed by B-Corp certified Palatine Private Equity, we are committed to sustainable growth.
Through our Group of companies, we enable sustainable development across 12 sectors worldwide, providing risk mitigation services. We offer comprehensive support at every stage of your asset or building’s lifecycle. From hazardous material testing to health, safety and environmental consultancy, we empower our clients to make informed decisions and drive positive change towards a healthier, sustainable future.
As a Beyond Net Zero company, we proudly embrace international collaboration and have joined the UN Global Compact, committing to 10 universal principles for good business practice. Working with Lucion, you can be assured of both trusted risk management and a responsible, sustainable approach.
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