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Safety Week 2020

by Kate Donkin on 10/01/2020

Monday 6th January saw the launch of Safety Week 2020 as all ASSA ABLOY sites across UK and Ireland came together to show their support for health and safety.

The aim of Safety Week is to highlight the importance of health and safety across all areas of the business including a review of our current safety performance and achievements over the last 12 months.

In support of the campaign, the P C Henderson team gathered each day this week to view a presentation hosted by Ron Gurney, Operations Director for P C Henderson - with each day covering a different element of health and safety focus.

To kick start the week, employees were invited to sign the safety board in order to pledge their support and dedication towards health and safety for 2020. On day 4 of the campaign, the directors completed a safety walk of the factory to reflect on the improvements made on-site in 2019 and to identify any further safety measures to implement in 2020.

The week ended with the team collectively voting on 3 safety behaviours in which the business will follow throughout 2020. The behaviours with the most votes were:

  • Celebrate success
  • Be honest and transparent
  • Take responsibility for your own actions

Prior to Safety Week, employees were also invited to enter a safety slogan competition in which the winning slogan would be implemented across all UK and Ireland Assa Abloy sites. With over 170 slogans submitted, we were delighted to see team members Susan Fitzgerald, Leanne Hill and Carole Pearson come 2nd in the competition - with the slogan “turn your attention to accident prevention” and winning a total of £100 between them.

The winning slogan, won by a member of the team at ASSA ABLOY Portobello, is “safety is key – it’s up to you and me!”

Huge thank you to all employees for their participation throughout the week!

View images throughout the week below.