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12 June 2018

Observations lead to fewer incidents

Our key influencers are making a tremendous difference everywhere they work. Since 2012 the number of observations has risen in direct proportion to the number of key influencers on site. And, as shown on the graph above left, as observations (blue) have risen, incident rates (red bars) have fallen dramatically. As trained workforce champions, our key influencers

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6 November 2017

Additional benefits from behaviour-based safety

Our ongoing commitment to health and safety is producing an unexpected extra bonus. As well as improving site safety culture, ‘Be Safe by Choice with VGC’ has promoted dialogue between staff. VGC’s Be Safe by Choice behaviour-based safety programme includes the appointment of workplace safety champions, our key influencers. The programme equips key influencers with

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24 August 2016

H&S award for BBMV Crossrail C512 project

We are proud to have won an important health and safety award on the Crossrail Whitechapel station project C512. Paul Whyte, BBMV’s health and safety manager, presented the Health and Safety supplier forum trophy to Chris Ryan, VGC’s operations director, at the senior management forum. Chris thanked the VGC team, saying: “Thank you to the

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22 June 2015

HSQE expert promoted to director

John Hannan has been promoted to HSQE director for the VGC Group. Terry Dutton-Wells, our previous HSQE director, is stepping back from his operational responsibilities to become a non-executive director. A dedicated health and safety expert, with a range of safety qualifications and a wealth of experience, John (pictured left) joined VGC as HSQE manager

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25 March 2015

VGC is 'Contractor of the Year'

VGC has been named ‘Contractor of the Year 2014’ on the Crossrail project at Bond Street station, based on the year’s safety scores. On the Crossrail project at Bond Street station managed by Costain Skanska, seven safety areas are measured each month, and the contractor who has scored highest is awarded ‘Contractor of the Month’.

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16 July 2014

British Safety Council audit awards VGC three stars

After a detailed British Safety Council audit in spring 2014, VGC has been awarded an overall audited score of 82.33%, and a cumulative score of 80.3%, giving an overall grading of three stars. The audit of VGC’s health and safety management systems included a review of safety management documentation, interviews with managers and staff, and

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1 October 2012

VGC sets gold safety standard

The VGC Group is setting standards for safety in the workplace across the construction and rail industry. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) awarded VGC its most prestigious accolade, the Gold Achievement Award, in recognition of our high levels of performance in keeping the workplace environment safe for our staff and contractors.

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18 May 2012

Zero Harm improvement award

VGC has been awarded Balfour Beatty’s Zero Harm improvement award. This was in recognition of our successful management of safety on the M25 project. We achieved this by providing positive support to Balfour Beatty’s Zero Harm programme, and consistently improving the safety culture of our workforce. VGC recently introduced a programme of behaviour based safety

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