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The “What Would John Do?” Health & Safety initiative started in May, incorporating the blunt but crucial slogan “Be Safe Don’t Die”.

The campaign centres on wrist bands for Welbro operatives and site managers that use the slogan that John Fisher our Health & Safety Manager signs off all of this safety bulletins with; and a saying that has been circulating around Welbro sites; “What Would John Do?” When John spots the bands being worn on site he will record it and for each band spotted on site a £1 will go into a Charity Pot that will be donated to Military Charities.

Wrist Band Be Safe Don't DieBe Safe Don’t Die” needs no explanation and we make no apologies for the bluntness of the message, as it helps to cut through any bravado on site and gets straight to the point; we want everyone working for Welbro to be safe and return home at the end of the day.


The second slogan on the wrist band, “What Would John Do?” is a saying that has emerged from John’s regular site inspections. Having provided guidance to the site managers in his role, as safety manager, a culture is emerging whereby Welbro site managers and foreman ask themselves the question “What Would John Do” when considering a safety issue.

John joined Welbro in the summer of 2014 straight from the British Army. He has a dual role within the Company visiting sites as Safety Manager, whilst being responsible for business development, especially in the military establishments. John was provided with a training budget by the army when he left and he now has a number of Health & Safety qualifications including a NEBOSH. He continues to study so he can achieve higher level qualifications.


Part of John’s success in his role at Safety manager can be attributed to his physical presence, as the 2012 winner of “Camp Bastion’s Strongest Man” during his tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is an imposing character. He also played rugby for the Army 1st team. There is a picture below of John during the strong man competition, in case you are wondering, there's a fully laden Land Rover at the other end of the rope.John Fisher 2012 Camp Bastion's Strongest Man


So remember

What Would John Do? – Be Safe and Don’t Die.

IIP ACRED SOLID 19 0Welbro are pleased to announce that they have reached the Investors in People (IiP) standard for the 5th successive time in April 2016. The standard, which we first achieved in 2004, will run until 2019, fifteen years in total. It has helped to shape the backbone of the organisation and is instrumental in its continued success. 
 
The assessor's report said:
"There are implicit values in place and embedded, and people talked of respect, professionalism, support, honesty, the importance of the customer relationship, quality of products and service, focus on health & safety".
 
The Investors in People standard was been developed by studying the culture and behaviours of high performing companies and organisations to provide a framework around which a successful business can be built. The IiP standard was at the core of Welbro’s development plans back in 2000 and 16 years on, and a couple of changes in the standard later, it is still relevant and integral to our continued success.
 
Welbro Director Graham Alexander said: 
“We are delighted to have achieved the Investors in People Standard again, especially as the Company has expanded into overseas markets and seen some succession planning from the very first assessment fall into place in recent times. The IiP standard has provided a robust way of planning and managing change within the organisation, which has been led by and centred on its people.” 
 
For further details on Investors in People visit their website at www.investorsinpeople.com 
 
Graham Alexander, looking a bit younger and thinner,  collecting the first Investors in People Award back in 2004 from BBC South Today presenter Sally Taylor.
 
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Welbro Project Management Limited have added to their growing list of credentials by becoming a Rated Supplier under the CIPS Sustainability Index. The CSI Rated Supplier Mark enables eligible organisations to publicly demonstrate that they are a ‘Rated Supplier’ on the CIPS Sustainability Index. Endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, the CIPS Sustainability Index is the de facto supplier sustainability standard. Organisations displaying the Mark have undertaken a rigorous, independent online audit and been rated by the CIPS Sustainability Index. The CIPS Sustainability Index Rating is broken down into the three pillars of sustainability: Social, Economic and Environmental - and is a valuable tool to give buying organisations a clear and consistent assessment of a supplier’s relative performance in these three areas.

 

Whilst there is always room for improvement, the Welbro Team were delighted to hear that they had achieved a rated status on their first attempt. The goal now is to review the feedback given and look to improve those areas where there is most scope and benefit from improving the company's performance. On the whole a great result. To view the new certificate click here.

 

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Welbro Director Ian Welch completed the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon and raised £540 towards Cancer Research UK in the process. Although it was Ian's 3rd Triathlon, this has his first over "sprint Ian at Finishing Line with Jenson Buttondistances." He swam 400m, cycled 12 miles and ran 3 miles at the course at Markeaton Park in Derby. Ian's previous triathlons have been over longer distances but he was very pleased with his position finishing in the middle of the pack for his age group.

There was a mix of enthusiastic amateurs, world class triathletes and celebrities taking part. Despite dismal weather conditions in the morning, which caused several spills in the cycling section, the day ended in glorious sunshine with everyone enjoying themselves. British former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button took part in the event managing to finish a bit ahead of Ian but he was there at the finish line to congratulate him and the other competitors.

Ian's personal sponsorship meant that he was able to donate £540 to Cancer Research UK. He commented afterwards "It was a great opportunity for novices like myself to swim, cycle and run, albeit a lot slower, with World Class Triathletes and celebrities, I would recommended it to anyone, whether you are an accomplished racer or just starting out".

There was no respite for Ian, as having completed this athletic challenge on the Sunday, he was back at his desk on Monday. 

 

https://www.justgiving.com/Ian-Welch3/ Closes 30th July

 

Welbro have successfully renewed their accreditation with the Safecontractors Scheme. Understanding the great importance of having a first class safety management system, Welbro first sort SafeContractor-logo-hi-resaccreditation with the Safecontractor scheme in 2013.
Having achieved that status in May 2013, before we knew it, it was time to be reassessed to ensure that standards are being mainteained. The whole Welbro team put in a great deal of effort to ensure that the safety management system was maintained and improved and are delighted that their efforts have been recognised with the accreditation being renewed.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company's ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."

"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Welbro has done. The firm's high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process."

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

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Industrial Buildings

Whether your Industrial building is large or small, occupied or vacated Welbro would like to work with you to find the right solution for your refurbishment project. 

Since 2000 we have refurbished a wide variety of premises for leading commercial landlords and directly for the end user. We have extensive experience refurbishing everything from a vacant warehouse unit to a fully operational manufacturing facility.

Early involvement in the planning of a project is key, especially when the industrial building is occupied. We would like to share our knowledge and experience with you to make the refurbishment of your industrial building a great success, with minimal disruption to your normal operations.

Call us and we will run through your options and provide budget costs. There is no charge for this service unless specilaist access equipment is required.

Commercial Buildings

Planning the refurbishment of commercial buildings often differs from industrial buildings, as they tend to involve more people. This presents a number challenges when they require refurbishment.

Our management team are aware of the extra care required when working in this environment, having work on film studios like Pinewood & Shepperton, various shopping centres and other commercial properties since 2000.

It is important to plan safety precautions to cause the least disruption but these measures may be more costly then the basic standard. Reduced disruption and expedient completion of the works often negates these additional costs.

Why not let Welbro help you plan and execute your refurbishment project?

Military Buildings

Most of the Welbro Directors have worked on Military buildings prior to the formation of Welbro, so their extensive knowledge and experience has been shared throughout the team.

Working on airfields, around sophisticated military aircraft and equipment requires the highest levels of safety and management.

This collective knowledge extents to World War II Aircraft Hangars, which is an area where Welbro have particular expertise regarding their design and structure.

We have refurbished Military buildings on both RAF sites & Army barracks throughout the UK and we have undertaken a significant amount of work in the Falklands Islands.

So whether you have a Hangar Door that needs servicing or would like to reclad your T2 Hangar, call Welbro.

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