It is hard to believe that a little over a year ago we were moving into the south plaza, the north office and opening our new Security Control Room. Since then 2019 has proved to be our busiest year yet and we have truly developed into an incredible team at HPC and one that is very well recognised and admired throughout the project, the remainder of G4S and the wider security industry.
As the project grows our focus will switch to the next phase of construction and supporting the large number of contractors mobilising at HPC. We will move into our new north plaza in January and continue to develop the team and our operation from there.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and support throughout 2019 and I wish you and your families a very merry christmas and a happy new year.
We have continued to keep a clean sheet with our remarkable accident record of having no lost time injuries since mobilisation of the contract, over 1750 days ago! This is a real team effort and this statistic is not down to chance. We cannot be complacent however and we will focus on vehicle safety next year.
We have consistently raised an average of 40 safety observations each month and from that achieved a steady stream of safety improvements for all on site.
We have made some significant unsafe load interventions and taken several unsafe vehicles off the road.
Tyrone, Danielle & Steve being presented with their Safety Excellence Thermos Mugs by the Head of Industrial Safety Mike Robertson as a reward for our continued positive safety culture and successful audit scores.
The team effort has continued with a winning Safety Audit score and were awarded with a Safety Excellence Thermos Mug as recognition.
With the adoption of Google, some great smart uses of reporting are now being used, such as electronic Point of Work Risk Assessments.
We are really proud that this year we have had some more success with members of our team being nominated and awarded with HPC project Stars.
Jordan Bryant, Associated Developments Security Team Leader, G4S – For helping a homeless man in June when he found him wearing a HPC PPE jacket, so bought him one out of his own money and returned the HPC PPE jacket to the contractor.
Neil May, Induction Services Lead, G4S – Neil was awarded a project star in October in recognition of his hard work, support and collaborative approach to delivering the HPC Project Introduction.
Ian Downing, HPC Security Operations Lead, G4S – For his great work in supporting the HPC Site Emergency scheme and for the organisation of the 2019 RBL Poppy Appeal Collection at HPC which raised £2259.18 which was a 97% increase on the previous year.
The HPC Excellence Awards were launched in July and over 330 nominations were made by team members and suppliers from across the Project. Judging Panels then made an initial shortlist using the award criteria for each category.
Nigel Cann, Delivery Director and Sponsor of the Awards said: “Everyone who was shortlisted has done a fantastic job – it was a privilege to hear so many positive stories of the great work that is being undertaken every day on this Project. These people are helping us to deliver HPC safely, on time and to budget.”
We as a team were hugely successful in this year’s awards with four separate nominations and awards in the below categories:
Best on Site Supplier G4S Security Team Gold Award
Outstanding Leader Al McBride Gold Award
Technical Collaboration G4S SIP Bronze Award
Best Collaborative Team Luke Pearce, Jan Chowen Bronze Award
2019 has been an extremely busy year for Jim and Lucy our training team. In total we have delivered just over 10,000 hours of training with 756 individual training days covering a huge range of skills and development. A selection of the courses members of the team attended this year are:
ESO Refresher Course
NPORS Traffic Marshall
Supervisor Skills Course
Incident Managers Course
L3 Health and Safety Course
Delivery Management System Training
CPNI Personnel Security Training
Alongside our own training, members of the team have been busy with their own development and we are really proud that over 60 people are currently going through some form of an apprenticeship or personal development supported by the Skills Network.
The team has taken full advantage of utilising development opportunities at HPC with many people attending Mental Health First Aid and Occupational Health awareness courses which we are really passionate about.
Success stories of the year saw Physical Intervention and Conflict Management refresher modules taking place on the ESOR course and trained internally for the first time. 54 people were put through the Incident Controllers Refresher ran internally on the ESOR course and on behalf of EDF Emergency Preparedness.
The G4S Supervisor Skills course usually run by SSUK was run internally for the first time, this is the first of many management courses that will move internal.
The selection of Step-up and Supervisors moved to a new format in 2019 and run by the training team with management support, this combined with the Supervisor Skills Courses, Supervisors/STL Course, and L2 Team Building Apprenticeships being provided gives our Supervisors a great start to their management career.
We look forward to Jan 2020 selection day and a new year of up-skilling our Junior managers under the new internal scheme.