2010 Roll of Honour Citations
The Sir George Earle Trophy
Doosan Babcock Energy
Doosan Babcock Energy were selected as winners of the 2010 Sir George Earle Trophy not only in light of their outstanding achievements in reducing incidents and injuries but of their complete commitment to drive further towards 'zero harm'. The Panel were particularly impressed by the strategic approach towards health and safety performance adopted by board members and senior managers and the latter's commitment to provide visible felt leadership at all levels, including through workplace tours and visits.
Other strong features included the approach to workforce consultation and involvement and the development of a culture in which all employees are encouraged to continually challenge their own health and safety performance as well as standards of quality and service provision. Use of themed 'Safety Connect' briefings to focus discussion as the first agenda item at all meetings was commended.
The Panel was impressed by DBE's 'Focus to zero' programme which, unlike many approaches to behavioural safety, recognises the complexity of human error and the need to tackle root causes such as organisational and design problems. Other significant features included: DBE's strategy for occupational health and well-being; its approach to developing and embedding its safety values in overseas acquisitions; the extensive coverage of health and safety in apprentices' training and in selecting and managing contractors; and its sharing of good practice and mentoring local small and medium size businesses.
RoSPA Distinguished Service Award
Diana Kloss MBE
Diana Kloss has made a unique contribution to the world of occupational health. Also a specialist in employment law, an ACAS arbitrator, a part-time judge and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Diana is perhaps best known as a prolific author, most notably of the seminal text Occupational Health Law.
A life-long workers' champion, she has advised police forces, local authorities and the NHS on issues of occupational health law. She is a member of the expert advisory group on AIDS and the UK panel for healthcare workers with blood-borne viruses and of the CJD incidents committee and of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.
Diana was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to Occupational Health and has the rare honour for a non-medical person of being an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and an honorary life member of the Society of Occupational Medicine. She is much in demand as a conference speaker and is still taking on challenges, such as chairing the new Council for Work and Health, created as recommended in Dame Carol Black's review of the health of Britain's working-age population.
David Morris has exercised a powerful and strategic leadership role in occupational safety and health over many years. Having graduated from Exeter University in 1971, he joined HM Factory Inspectorate (later part of HSE) for which he worked widely throughout the UK. After a period as Head of Operations in London/South East he became deputy head of the HSE's Policy Unit, and later became Head of Strategy and Management in the Strategy Division.
He led developments on health and safety management standards, corporate accountability and the role of directors, resulting in the first published guidance on directors' duties and the health and safety content of companies' annual reports. He introduced innovative pilots for encouraging workers' engagement in health and safety, particularly in small firms and the construction industry. In 1999 he guided HSE's input to developing the Government's Revitalising Health and Safety strategy, and subsequently led key aspects of the strategy's implementation. In 2002 he was seconded to the Directorate of Railway Policy to lead work on key recommendations of the Cullen Inquiry, and later joined HM Railway Inspectorate. In 2010 David retired as Deputy Chief Inspector of Railways at the Office of Rail Regulation, in which role he contributed to many cross-European rail safety initiatives.
In June 2002, David also took up the unremunerated post of Chairman of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). Under his leadership NEBOSH has refocused on customer service, and developed a rolling strategic development plan. He has presided over unprecedented growth, transforming NEBOSH's governance to allow its board to focus on strategy and equipping its executive to focus on international growth and development of new qualifications.
Bernard Robinson has made an outstanding lifelong contribution to ensuring the safety and health of people at work.
Having joined the pre-HSE H.M. Factory Inspectorate in January 1971, he is now HSE's fifth longest serving Inspector. Over nearly 40 years he gained an encyclopaedic knowledge of health and safety in most manufacturing industries (with working knowledge in many others), and has led its development in many sectors, promoting co-operative working and producing a substantial amount of practical guidance.
He has been a leading expert in relation to permits-to-work, contractors and multi-skilling, metalworking fluids, solder fume and various motor vehicle repair topics. In the 1980s he helped develop procedures and protocols now in daily use for controlling major hazards, and later pioneered enforcement in relation to road transport of dangerous goods. He even contributed to UK Government input to the Montreal Protocol and the UN Convention for controlling chemical weapons.
Above all, his practical approach and extensive expertise has been invaluable in the training of new HSE inspectors, including the establishment latterly of a new post graduate diploma at the University of Warwick.
Bernard is universally respected for his great knowledge and understanding, his common sense and his good-humour. Having devoted his working life to the HSE, and by driving development of its new Inspectors, he has sought to ensure it remains equipped to advise and support businesses in improving the working environment, thus further reducing work related accidents and ill-health.
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