Cleveland Bridge UK has achieved national recognition for its newly launched Behavioural Safety Charter.

Winning the prestigious Make UK award for Health, Safety and Wellbeing at the organisation’s Manufacturing Awards, Cleveland Bridge was commended on it work to further safeguard the physical and mental health and safety of its employees.

Working with an external, best-practice safety consultancy, Cleveland Bridge has developed a bespoke, in-house behavioural safety training programme dedicated to improving employee well-being.

The comprehensive course was delivered to all Cleveland Bridge employees, over a period of five months with the aim of embedding safety consciousness into everybody’s daily behaviour, so that working safely, identifying potential risks and taking action to address them, becomes second nature.

The training programme has resulted in several key initiatives including the new ‘Keep Safe’ scheme including more visible communications about health, safety and well-being. New standards of conduct have been introduced along with regular toolbox talks to ensure everyone understands expectations and responsibilities wherever they are working.

Cleveland Bridge UK has been internationally recognised for its commitment to maintaining outstanding health and safety by the achievement of ISO 45001 accreditation. Additionally, it has reached over one million hours with no reportable RIDDOR incidents and has an accident frequency rate (AFR) of zero.

Chris Droogan, Managing Director of Cleveland Bridge UK, said: “Health and safety are critical to Cleveland Bridge and we are committed to maintaining and improving our employee health and well-being.

“We are very proud that our new Behavioural Safety Charter has already been recognised by the manufacturing industry and our commitment to recognising the importance of challenging attitudes and behaviours across the business.”