WaterlooUK: Promoting a safer work place, Waterloo Air Products employees recently took part in an Injury Free Environment training initiative delivered by Skanska.

Construction firm Skanska actively encourages its sub-contractors and business partners to participate in promoting safer environments, as their collaboration is seen as essential in the prevention of injuries.

Injury Free Environment  (IFE) is a culture adopted by increasing numbers of businesses, where everyone in the company is empowered to take responsibility to be personally involved in the prevention of harm to themselves and their colleagues. By inviting subcontractors and business partners to take part, the industry is proactively embracing safer working practices and setting new standards.

Businesses are taking a more concerted look at how they can improve the safety of their workplaces,” says Ron Edmondson, managing director of Waterloo.

“People should feel safe and secure at their place of work. We welcome Skanska’s approach. Any steps Waterloo can take to encourage employees to adopt standards that deliver a safer environment benefits everyone,” adds Ron.

“We work closely with Skanska UK on many projects, we’re delighted to support the company and that so many of our staff were able to take part,” adds Rachel Roots, Waterloo’s business development manager, who was one of the proud recipients of the Injury Free Environment orientation certificate presented by Skanska UK.