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WJ Celebrates double award for health and safety

The WJ health and safety culture had already been recognised by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) with a prestigious health & safety initiative Award when the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) also presented the company with an health & safety award for workforce involvement in their annual conference held recently at the Belfry.

The RSTA Health and Safety Awards aim to capture and promote road maintenance health and safety best practice in three categories: Workforce Involvement; Behavioral Safety; and Innovation.

WJ’s designing out risk initiative encourages operatives to identify issues and undertake field trials of proposed improvements. The proactive process and readiness to act on staff input and feedback was what proved most impressive.

The RSTA Awards were judged by Ray Cooke from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and were sponsored by Nynas Bitumen and other award winners included Eurovia and Colas.

Commenting on the awards Mr Cooke said: “Working on the road network, often in live traffic locations can be extremely hazardous. The RSTA awards are welcomed by their highlighting the need for health and safety and best practice. The winning companies are to be congratulated for their vision and commitment to health and safety”.

Safety is a WJ core value and they exhibit an embedded culture with continuous improvements in health and safety for their workforce and all who are impacted by their activities.

Craig Williams, WJ Group Health and Safety Manager said: “This RSTA accolade comes soon after receiving another Health & Safety Initiative Award by the RSMA and surely reflects the continued hard work and commitment to our core values from everyone within WJ. We are motivated by the recognition from both associations and readily share our best practice ideas in the hope of raising industry standards overall”.

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Uploaded 05/05/2015