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Near-miss reporting in focus at Eurovia

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Eurovia and Ringway join in International Safety Day to promote improvements in health and safety in the UK

MORE than 43,000 employees from leading European road infrastructure providers Eurovia, including staff from Eurovia and Ringway in the UK, recently supported a worldwide initiative to promote the importance of workplace health and safety.

This year the emphasis was on near-miss reporting, with the aim of encouraging employees to report any safety concerns related to behaviour, tools or equipment which have the potential to lead to an incident, thus preventing this from occurring in future.

Eurovia have made a commitment to make a £1 donation to the road safety charity Brake when a near miss is reported, thereby encouraging staff to report issues and allowing actions to be put in place to prevent incidents occurring.

Employees participated in presentations, discussions and interactive demonstrations on the key theme areas to help improve their understanding of current health and safety procedures.

The sessions featured videos and presentations focusing on lessons learnt and the consequences of not following health and safety practices. Feedback from each of the sessions will be used to improve future procedures and training.

David Campbell, group health, safety & environment director, said: ‘The safety of our employees and the general public on or around our work sites is of great importance to us and our safety record is something we take great pride in.

‘It is vital that all employees are aware of and conform to the latest health and safety practices, and the International Safety Day provided us with the perfect platform to remind and educate everyone on these.

‘The sessions also allowed us to seek views from employees at all levels on current health and safety practices. This helps us identify what we do well and which areas require improvement.’

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