NISO Awards 2019
11th October 2019
BAM Ireland was recently honoured with Higher Distinction and Consistent Higher Achiever awards at the 2019 National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) Awards.
The Distinction is in recognition of our continued excellence in delivering workplace safety and arising from the implementation of our new behavioural safety initiative, Your Safety Is My Safety. The objective of Your Safety is My Safety (or YSiMS as it has been abbreviated), is to improve continuously safety performance and to meet strategic targets. The Consistent Higher Achiever Award, also bestowed on BAM, is given to companies that have achieved a Distinction or higher for five or more consecutive years.
Speaking about the impact of YSiMS, BAM Ireland CEO Theo Cullinane said: “For a company of our size, with over 2,700 staff employed directly and indirectly in offices and on sites around the country, the safety of people is paramount, because our business is our people.
The Your Safety is My Safety behavioural change has been an important development in safety across our sites, as it has really helped our people to understand the importance of safety being a shared responsibility. The initiative places importance on what we can learn from one another when it comes to our own safety.
This year colleagues got together for the 10th BAM Worldwide Safety Day, to have a ‘Safety Conversation’, in which all, in teams, entered into discussions about safety. ‘Safety Conversation Starters’, a set of cards, which featured a question or statement about safety were developed and distributed to help each team to start safety dialogues.
BAM is leading by example in the area of workplace safety and is of the strong belief that it is the responsibility of business to ensure that how it operates has a positive impact on people, the environment and communities. BAM’s recognition at the NISO Awards 2019 is a welcome achievement in the pursuit of these beliefs.”
Image caption: Harry Galvin, President, National Irish Safety Organisation; Triona Sheedy, sheq manager, BAM FM; Sharon McGuinness, chief executive Health & Safety Authority; John Thompson, chairperson, Northern Ireland Safety Group.