Our Workplace

Our people and their development are central to our overall approach to responsible business. Although we occupy a diverse the range of workplaces - from office buildings and depots to roads and larger construction sites - our unvarying priority is the safety and wellbeing of our employees.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

 

Eurovia UK is a member of a number of industry bodies such as the Highway Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) and the Highway Safety Officers Group. Both these bodies work within the Industry to share best practice and develop standards to reflect pending and new legislation. The Group Health, Safety and Environment Director is a past chairman of the HTMA and is the current chair of the HTMA Health, Safety and Welfare working group.

 

Our group has received 10 consecutive Gold awards from RoSPA for year-on-year improvements in Occupational Health & Safety. Experience has shown that by fully engaging our workforce in issues that have an impact on their health and happiness, we can reduce absences due to sickness and drive down the occurrence of safety incidents. We have implemented a wide range of tools to ensure that key safety issues are reported and actioned at all levels, including safety tours, annual safety briefings, external and audits, site induction and toolbox talks.

 

As with safety, our strategy for maximising staff wellbeing is to ask for and encourage the participation of our employees themselves. We also realise that wellbeing derives from life outside work as much as in the workplace. As a matter of policy, we review employee benefits regularly, enhancing these when possible. We announced increased holiday allowance for our salaried employees, with additional long service awards. Our strategy of hands-on community engagement stems in part from recognising that our staff are integral to the communities in which they work: helping these communities brings them considerable satisfaction and can improve their own lives, too.

 

Staff Engagement and Training

 

Our policy of staff engagement is consistent with our adherence to the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) excellence model, which involves face-to-face, two-way communication with employees, supply chain partners and clients - particularly in effecting culture change in new businesses and on new contracts. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that all our staff enjoy their work, feel comfortable and safe in their surroundings and continue to develop personally as their careers progress.

 

The renewal of our group’s Investors in People award in 2012 recognises our on-going commitment to employee development and training, which we consider a direct investment in the present and future success of the group.