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GRS wins major construction sector health, safety & wellbeing award
GRS is the 2023 winner of the Construction News Award for Health, Safety & Wellbeing Excellence for its innovative and far-reaching ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign.
The Construction News Awards are the industry’s biggest recognition of the best initiatives and performance across the sector, attracting hundreds of entries from right across UK construction.
GRS believes that in order for employees to carry out their duties safely and effectively depends on their physical and mental wellbeing. Wellbeing is a primary driver behind human behaviour so being physically and mentally well means people are more focussed, alert and resilient, leading to fewer unsafe acts and situations.
The GRS ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign is all about improving wellbeing by changing the culture to sensitively encourage people to open up about their struggles, then also having systems in place to support them when they feel able to talk.
The CN Awards panel of independent judges was impressed by the positive impact of the Let’s Talk campaign and how it has helped some GRS colleagues to get through difficult times over the past 12 months. They also appreciated the company’s openness about the uncertainties of our continued journey as we strive to put ‘people at the heart of everything we do’ and work towards ‘no harm done’.
GRS Chief Executive Jon Fisher said: “Even making the shortlist in the CN Awards is a major achievement, so to go on to win the award – beating stiff competition from some of the construction industry’s big names – is a stunning achievement. It is a testament to the commitment of each and every one of our employees in embracing the spirit of ‘Let’s Talk’ to look after ourselves and look out for each other.
“We have set the bar very high in terms of health and wellbeing and it’s down to everyone in the business to uphold the standards we have come to cherish so much. Well done team GRS – we can justly feel proud at this achievement!”
Examples of activities implemented as part of the ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign include:
Find out more about the CN Awards: https://digital.emap.com/39001/95071/index.html?27962