As part of our commitment to Health and Safety, this quarter we are running an internal campaign on Near Misses to raise awareness and improve standards.
A Near Miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, damage, or product loss but had the potential to do so and research has shown that for every 90 near misses an accident will occur. While the exact numbers may vary, near-misses are a warning sign that something is going wrong.
Reporting a near miss can reduce accidents and improve safety on site. It will help us to find out what went wrong, fix the problem, and learn from it.
The purpose of near-miss reporting is to address the incident and take action to prevent reoccurrence and stop an accident before it happens.
The Westgrove Group are pleased to announce a new partnership and founding patronship with the well-being and mental health charity, Mind Over Mountains.
The facilities management company based in Warrington has pledged its support to the charity for 2022 and hopes to helps people in the wider community access the support they need through outdoor events and activities combines with professional support.
Founded by Alex Staniforth in 2020 with the belief that everyone deserves access to the tools they need to stay mentally and physically well. As a founding patron, Westgrove provide financial assistance to enable to charity to support people facing challenging life circumstances.
Claire Mckinley-Smith, Managing Director of The Westgrove Group said: “We’ve worked with Alex for many years in his role as Mental Health Brand Ambassador for Westgrove. He provided our colleagues with mental health and well-being support and it is a privilege to continue this relationship as a founding patron of his charity, Mind Over Mountains.
Looking after our employee’s wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and we’re pleased to be able to provide our colleagues across the UK with funded places and make Mind Over Mountains accessible to all”.
Alex Staniforth, co-founder of Mind Over Mountains said: “Looking after well-being in the workplace has been more paramount than ever through the last 2 years and our programmes offer a sustainable solution to support colleagues, beyond simply ticking boxes. I’m extremely grateful for Westgrove supporting my own adventure challenges and charity fundraising as a Young Ambassador since 2014, and I’m delighted to see this evolve into a new partnership with Mind Over Mountains that will have a positive impact on even more lives”.
To further support the partnership, Westgrove colleagues will be taking part in a Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge in September to raise money for the charity and provide even more people with the opportunity to walk, talk and find stillness in nature.
Each year we receive hundreds of nominations from across the UK showcasing some of the amazing work that our teams carry out on a daily basis and 2021 was no different.
There have been some outstanding achievements from our colleagues and as a business we are extremely proud of all our nominees, finalists and award winners. From saving lives, to acts of kindness, and going above and beyond with their customer service, our colleagues are what makes Westgrove the company we are today.
We are extremely proud to announce this year’s winners:
A huge congratulations to all of this year’s winners, finalists and nominees. You are all amazing!!