Hub DPL Group Safety and Health at Work Day 2024

Safety and Health at Work Day 2024

Safety and Health at Work Day is an international observance day designed to raise public awareness of occupational health and safety.

Safety and Health at Work Day is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work in the workplace. It is held on 28th April each year and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003. Here at DPL, we relish the opportunity to advocate for a workplace culture that prioritises safety and health.

At DPL Group, we believe that safety is not just a priority—it’s a core value. In today’s fast-paced and dynamic work environments, ensuring the health and safety of employees is vital. That’s why we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and effective health and safety training programs tailored to meet the needs of the industry.

Health and Safety at DPL

Health and Safety Training

We provide all our staff with the relevant and necessary health and safety training to be able to be proactive and reduce the risk of serious damage. Proper training for all who require it reduces workplace accidents, improves employee morale, and enhances overall productivity. This isn’t a tick-box exercise, however, and the impact goes beyond the training certificate, as each individual gains the knowledge and skills they need to create safer workplaces – transforming the industry’s health & safety culture one training course at a time.

All of our health & safety training is carried out in-house by our Group Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Manager, Graeme Smith. To stay ahead of evolving safety standards, he regularly updates our curriculum and training materials, this ensures that our programs reflect the latest industry trends and best practices.

DPL Near Miss Reporting Web App

We have recently developed and distributed an internal DPL Near Miss Reporting web application which allows all of the employees here to report any issues in the workplace.

This could be an internal concern that needs addressing or a wider site issue that needs to be taken care of. When a potential incident is spotted all that is required is to just open the webpage, fill out your name, (optional), locations, some details of the issue, and if required, add some pictures for context. When the form is submitted it goes directly to the group’s HSEQ Manager, Graeme Smith, who will follow up as required.

With the release of this web app, we gave out instructions to all our staff on how to access it and provided support if needed. The release of this web app allows us to stay on top of all near misses out on site and allows people to flag any potential issues they see. The information is given to the HSEQ Manager in real-time and is dealt with accordingly – preventing the issue from becoming a serious risk to those around.

Having worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, 12 of which focused on the safety and well-being of others in the workplace, I feel that being able to proactively and pragmatically influence the workspace and process to keep others safe is my greatest accomplishment.

– Graeme Smith, Group HSEQ Manager

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