UK Rail Industry Awards 2016

Amey’s Target Zero campaign and safety initiatives won the Workforce Safety Award at the UK Rail Industry Awards 2016 which recognised our approach to safety in the workplace and how we improve the working environment for our employees.

Our Target Zero campaign was launched in September 2014 to support our corporate health and safety objective of “Keeping people safe, every day” and is designed to help individuals to associate and become a part of our goal of zero harm. Despite the majority of injuries happening to front line operatives, the campaign is aimed at all employees – as we all have a role to play in keeping each other safe.

The campaign message was carefully designed to address two specific requirements.
- 'Let's make it happen' - zero harm doesn’t happen on its own; action needs to be taken
- 'Together' - for Amey to be successful, every Leader, Manager, Supervisor and Employee has a role to play.

The campaign launch started with Amey's top 400 leaders. All were provided with a comprehensive 'Leaders Pack' explaining how to achieve Target Zero, and the aims and objectives of campaign with onward briefing instructions/resources. Within two months, every Amey employee (and most supply chain partners) received a detailed briefings and 'pledges' to 'make it happen, together' were made by both employees and Amey's executive team.

Since the launch of Target Zero, surveys have identified positive responses across the board with 86% of our Customers, 93% of our Employees and 97% or our Supply Chain recognising that Amey takes Health and Safety seriously. Our Accident Incident Rate has also dropped to its lowest level since 2001, reducing by more than a quarter with RIDDOR injuries nearly halved.

Rob Doyle, HSEQ Director for our Rail business, said: “This is a fantastic award which truly recognises our commitment to safety at all levels of our organisation. We should all be proud of this achievement.

He added: “Our journey towards zero harm continues and I encourage everybody to keep this focus moving forward.”