Amey holds first ‘live’ health and safety forum at High Wycombe following easing of restrictions

07 October 2021
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Teams in our Regional Prime South East Defence contract were delighted to attend this year’s first face-to-face health, safety, environment and quality forum which took place last month at High Wycombe. 

With the last four events hosted online, around 53 representatives from Amey, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the MOD and members of our supply chain partners were keen to reconnect and refocus – ensuring that the health and safety of our colleagues and customers remains high on their agenda.  

The key theme of the day was keeping our people and customers safe. The keynote speaker, Lt Col Douglas Hunter, Head of the Army Regional Infrastructure Cell South East, provided useful insight related to the Army’s commitment to investing in the Defence estate to enhance the lived experience of soldiers. This will improve retention and boost operational capability. 

Additional presentations included a safety moment session delivered by Amey’s SHEF Specialist, Olakunle Onagoruwa and a special focus on mental health in the workplace by Jemma Gracey, Amey’s HR Business Partner. 

John Riley, Amey’s Regional Operations Director SE, concluded the forum by providing a business update which highlighted both the challenges and the opportunities of Amey’s transition into the new Future Infrastructure Defence Services (FDIS) contracts. John said: 

“It was great to revive this important event after several webinars and to see our supply chain partners face-to-face.  Safety remains our key shared focus and the aim of the day was to reinforce that message.  We were privileged to have Lt Col Dougie Hunter presenting to us and giving valuable insight into the priorities and concerns of our biggest customer – the Army.”