‘this is an excellent case study in how to engage workers in positive reporting’

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“We wanted to get across what the legislation really meant in everyday terms.”

“We set up ‘give a gift’ boxes – they look like yellow post boxes – and created a very simple form. People can record unsafe behaviour, a hazard, risk, near miss or opportunity to improve and pop the form in the box.”

“The forms go to the site managers, who work on the issue, and a copy goes to Quality Manager Andy. The managers work with the staff member who suggested the improvement, so they are aware and involved in implementation of the action. Every couple of months, our CEO Alan does a draw and we give a prize to someone who has submitted a form.  The response has been amazing. We were getting 70 or 80 forms a month to start with. That’s settled down to 30 or 40 a month.”