Health and Safety | Wates

Health and Safety

Our number one priority

We care about the safety and welfare of our people

Wates family shareholders, our board of directors, and the executive committee, have signed up to a long-term Health & Safety strategy that aims to achieve a Zero Harm culture throughout Wates by 2020.

Our commitment is steadfast.

Our future success in growing a £2bn business relies on delivering quality projects, on time, on budget and above all, safely.

Safety is, and always will be, our number one priority; the safety and welfare of our people can never be taken for granted.

Everyone, regardless of job role, has an important part to play in executing our Zero Harm strategy; and we all have a responsibility to ensure the safety and welfare of our colleagues, our site operatives, and of the people within the communities in which we work.

By working together, looking out for one another and having the confidence to challenge behaviours, acting when we feel something doesn’t look or feel safe, we will achieve Zero Harm.

Health & Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing of our people is extremely important to us. We are committed to keeping people healthy, motivated and engaged at work. We truly believe that a healthy workplace has a positive impact on the personal wellbeing of our people, their safety and their productivity.

We aim to ensure that no one suffers any harm to their health whilst at work.

Our focus is on:

  • Preventing ill health and disease by making our workplace and work activities healthier. People should not be exposed to any substances or tasks during their working day that could affect their health. Our processes focus on removing such risks.
  • Keeping our people healthy and monitoring them to ensure any health conditions that they already have are not made worse by their work. Where people are absent from work, we will help them return as quickly as possible and in a safe manner, and able to remain in work by managing any individual health issues.
  • Promoting improvements and lifestyle changes that support people both physically and mentally at work and at home. We provide our people with access to a range of benefits to support them and help them to maintain a happy and balanced work life.

"Everyone has a vital role to play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of one another."

John Dunne, Group Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Director


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