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Health & Safety

‘Each & Everyone’: Our Culture-Based Safety Programme. At ORE Catapult, we have an on-going commitment to prioritise the health and safety of everyone who works for and engages with our business. As such, we are creating an ethos across the organisation, ‘each & everyone’, that sets out the behaviours and expectations to keep people safe at all times.

Our Vision

To have a culture where each & everyone always thinks, talks and acts safely.

How Do We Achieve This?

Think Safe, Talk Safe, Act Safe is our safety work code that will enable each and every one of us to make our own contribution to a safer workplace. They are all behaviours that everyone can get involved in.

Our work code:

Think Safe

Take a moment to look for potential hazards before starting a task, no matter how routine.

Talk Safe

Share your ideas and concerns about safety and expect to be listened to and supported.

Act Safe

Get personally involved in your own safety and that of your colleagues – be proud to choose the safest way.

Our Commitments

Our leaders are committed to: 

  • Being visible in the workplace, listening to and responding to concerns
  • Championing safety, ensuring we communicate with enthusiasm
  • Leading by example
  • Always question ‘at risk’ behaviour
  • Praising and reinforcing safe behaviours
  • Investigating all hazard and incident reports thoroughly and fairly, and provide timely feedback
  • Delivering on promises
  • Setting personal safety objectives

‘Talksafe’ Conversations

To be proactive in our safety, we have an expectation of our staff to conduct ‘Talksafe’ conversations. A Talksafe is a safety discussion between two people, one of whom is usually engaged in a task, about the safety of that task.

If you are visiting ORE Catapult, you may be exposed to a Talksafe conversation, not because you are necessarily doing anything wrong, but because we have a duty to ensure work is being carried out in the safest manner possible at all times.

Talksafes are:

  • One-to-one conversations
  • Workplace-based (ideally)
  • Informal
  • Undertaken during day-to-day activities
  • Non-threatening (to encourage honesty)
  • Designed to reinforce safe behaviour (the desired behaviour) and to discourage unsafe behaviour
  • Designed to reveal real causes for unsafe behaviour leading to appropriate and effective corrective action

 

Contact Our Team

Dr Geoff Richardson

SHEQ Manager

Email Dr Geoff Richardson

01670 357333

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