At Henry Boot Construction, creating a work culture where employees feel safe, respected and supported is our top priority.
We seek feedback from our clients after completing each project to evaluate their satisfaction with our health and safety management. Our current average performance rating is 9.57 out of 10. We have also created an anonymous reporting system across our project portfolio- by designing and displaying posters with a QR code, staff, subcontractors and members of the public are encouraged to report feedback, near misses or complaints. This delivers a more accurate and trustworthy overarching picture of health and safety on our sites. We have utilised multiple new innovative technologies this year that have enabled the safer running of our sites, including an end-to-end digital workforce management platform, air quality monitoring and AI that flags potential issues onsite.
We recently renewed our ISO45001 accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to exceeding conventional health and safety measures and supporting our employees’ mental and physical wellbeing. We see it as our responsibility to tackle wellbeing issues in the industry and ensure all our staff have the support they need. In 2022 we:
- Organised Lighthouse Club roadshows across all our sites, aimed at preventing suicide and poor mental health within the construction industry. These talks give every single member of Henry Boot Construction and our subcontractors the opportunity to privately share and talk about their physical, mental and financial wellbeing.
- Provided a one-off cost-of-living payment to employees in a particular pay grade and below. Additionally, the company offered financial coaching from external consultants on effective money management.
- Introduced a ‘Know Your Numbers’ programme to support physical wellbeing. This forward-thinking scheme encouraged employees to learn about their body and provides the confidence to make more informed decisions moving forward.
Conducted Drink aware talks throughout our business to enhance knowledge and awareness of alcohol and drug abuse.
Three Winning Facts:
- We are the proud recipient of a RoSPA President’s Award for 13 consecutive Gold Medal Awards. RoSPA is one of the most prestigious safety schemes in the world.
- Our Elshaw House and Cambridge Street Collective site within Sheffield City Centre has been designated an Ultra Site, meaning it is recognised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) as a beacon of best practice. It is our second designated Ultra Site alongside The Cocoa Works in York and accounts for two of the three Ultra Sites in Yorkshire (two of only seven outside of London).
- Our results consistently exceed internal targets and external benchmarks. Our employees and subcontractors reported only 276 incidents in 2022, compared to the construction industry’s average Accident Incidence Rate (AIR) of374 reported by HSE.