Our Positive Intervention system encourages employees to report anything they see that can improve/better the safety culture here at Whitehouse. Each month, our Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Advisor, Dan Donovan handpicks a Positive Intervention which has improved the SHEQ standards for our employees. November’s Positive Intervention of the Month was awarded for action taken at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
Prior to dismantling a shed on site, an asbestos survey was undertaken by a specialist surveyor. It was found that asbestos was present in some areas, and that some areas were inaccessible. A specialist removal contractor was employed to remove the identified asbestos on site.
Whilst dismantling the shed, our Site Operative Josh Strange noticed what he thought to be further asbestos in one of the areas inaccessible by the survey. He immediately reported this to the Site Agent, who called the asbestos removal company to return and safely remove and dispose of the deadly material.
Josh’s Positive Intervention, and his commitment to the health and safety culture promoted by Whitehouse, has potentially saved lives, with further exposure to the deadly material eliminated.
As a result of his positive attitude towards our safety culture, Josh won Positive Intervention of the Month and has been rewarded with a £20 voucher of his choosing.
Our SHEQ Advisor Dan Donovan said “Josh has shown he has a positive attitude towards our health and safety culture, and as a relatively new employee, it is great to see our Positive Intervention system helping to potentially save lives ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all employees.”