Driving a high-performance safety culture is key to delivering long-term positive outcomes for Scott Technology. In FY22, the organisation’s safety and wellbeing strategy has continued to be championed by the people of Scott, which Director of Marketing and People, Casey Jenkins, believes is a huge contributing factor to why the health and safety metrics show great improvement.
“From the beginning, we wanted our people to drive the development of our health and safety strategy. To do this, all our sites workshopped what safety and wellbeing meant to them and what they expected from our business. Through this process, the Be Safe, Be Well, Be Scott concept was born and our six safety expectations were set.
"Having our teams so heavily involved in the development phase created a real sense of excitement when it came time to launch the programme. From here, we have supported the programme with people-focused policies and tools, such as our ‘Be Scott’ reporting software."
The app has made health and safety reporting significantly quicker and easier for Scott’s employees and the results are tangible. Near-miss reporting has increased by 75%, while the lost-time severity rate has decreased by 60% in this financial year. To reward and recognise positive behaviours and leadership in the safety and wellbeing space, Scott has rolled out the Safe Mate programme globally. This is a people-led initiative where colleagues can nominate each other for the award, with one outstanding Safe Mate awarded each month at each site.
“Be Safe, Be Well, Be Scott has resulted in a significant culture shift and our teams have been highly engaged with it. Standouts in this space have been the vision and branding, bespoke software, the health and safety video, and performance reporting across the board. The performance indicators speak for themselves in terms of our lead and lag reporting, lost-time injuries and reduction in severity rates. We are a people-led business and our safety and wellbeing is incredibly important.
In December we are holding our second Stop for Safety event,” adds Jenkins “We’ll touch on highlights from 2022, acknowledge our people and celebrate some of our standout achievements from across the Group. It’s really important to us that we continue to celebrate success as we drive towards providing the safest working environment possible.”
At Scott, people are at the core of our business. We are committed to creating a culture where safety and wellbeing is paramount in everything we do. We encourage a positive work environment that is free from harm, where our people thrive, feel cared for, and look after each other.
To learn more about Scott's commitment to Sustainability, and our promise for delivering for our people, purpose and planet, view our sustainability section on the website.