PHD held its annual health and safety seminar at Brunel University in Uxbridge for all employees. The Seminar was held to communicate our expected standards in Health, Safety & Wellbeing; our operational goals for continuous improvement and to share PHD’s exciting strategy for the future.

The seminar was an opportunity to reinforce our company standards and culture whilst also keeping our staff abreast of best practice in the industry. Furthermore it was a chance to obtain feedback from our key people on the ground on how we can continue to improve together as a business.

Over 100 of our scaffolders attended the seminar, which was a fantastic turnout. Each attendee was issued a PHD branded holdall bag, re-usable aluminium water bottle, lanyard, jumper and a PHD protein bar to keep them going.

The seminar was introduced by PHD’s Managing Director Danny Dwyer before our HSEQ director, Olly Mansell, gave a thought provoking Health and Safety talk embedding the importance of maintaining safety always and recapping on PHD’s ‘First Alert’ incident reporting procedures.

Harry Borley, one of our in-house safety advisors, then discussed the importance of good health and gave advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle before offering blood pressure checks at the blood pressure monitoring station for all operatives.

The mood was lightened with a Health & Safety quiz and a tea break before guest speaker, Mark Blackburn, gave an in-depth workshop about SG4 standards.

PHD then held our annual awards and the winners were as follows:

Site Manager of the Year – South & South West Region
Micky Rogers
For his High Standards in delivering our Seymour Street Project

Site Manager of the Year – London North West and North East
John Taylor
For consistently delivering high quality projects and great feedback from clients.

Apprentice of the Year
Abdi Shireh
For showing fantastic enthusiasm throughout his apprenticeship and great feedback from client and site teams.

Green Card Award
Jon Barratt
Awarded to Jon for achieving the most green cards this year. Green cards are issued to operatives for demonstrating great safety awareness and going above and beyond.

The seminar was rounded up with a BBQ and an opportunity for everyone to socialise and speak to the management team. Feedback from the seminar has been very positive and we will be posting the key messages in more depth each week. We believe that regular strategy sessions across the workforce gets everyone bought in to the business’ goals and challenges and helps us all work better as a team.