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Making Safety Personal in Amsterdam
Mercury Makes Safety Personal in Amsterdam
Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  26th Jun, 2019  /  Environmental, Health & Safety

Mercury recently completed Making Safety Personal (MSP) training with a supply chain team on a Hyperscale Data Centre project in the Amsterdam region, Netherlands on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. The session was presented by Michael O’Connor, Group QEHS manager at Mercury and Lisa O’Donnell, Safety Manager for the Hyperscale Data Centres Business Unit (photographed above).

Mercury is committed to rolling out Making Safety Personal training with the stated objective of improving all attendees’ personal relationship with safety and obtaining important feedback to improve Mercury’s EHS performance in the role of General Contractor on the project.

As part of the training, attendees were asked to contact their nearest and dearest to have a proactive conversation regarding safety, reinforcing its personal nature (photographed below).

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A survey was completed at the end of the training to provide feedback as part of Mercury’s aim for constant improvement. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive towards the training so far and includes the below comments:

Do you think this training affected your personal relationship with safety?

“This training course breaks down barriers and helps individuals personally.”

“The course opened everyone’s eyes as to how one lapse in concentration can cause problems for yourself and others.”

“It gave me a positive, different view on some EHS subjects that I occasionally struggle with.”

“It made me think of the bigger picture if something went wrong.”

“Yes, it made me realise that it is not worth taking any risks when it comes to safety.”

“MSP provided me with good tools to understand and affect positive actions during my working day”

What aspects of this training resonated with you personally?

“Instructors attitude and awareness in breaking down individual barriers and getting people to talk.”

“The idea of potentially going home to my family injured or possibly not at all.”

“Always have a conversation if you see something, no matter how small the observation is.”

“Mental health and the importance of maintaining a good work / life balance.”

“Group input / interaction, building relationships.”

“Well-thought-out course with critical points embedded in attendees.”

“Open and honest feedback – two-way communication.”

“Don’t take risks”

Health & Safety

We are dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards of Health & Safety. Safety is embedded in our DNA, it is the Mercury Way – from design to construction, commissioning and handover – our safety processes ensure adequate coordination and communication to enable our projects to be constructed safely. Our team understand that by sticking to the safe coordinated plan we can guarantee that our team get home safely to their families at the end of every day.

Safety is personal and our team intervene proactively to ensure compliance day by day and hour by hour. We respect our workforce and they respect our management as an integrated team with a common goal – to get home safe each day. Through our Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) policies and procedures, we ensure an industry leading project delivery every time and most importantly – the safety and wellbeing of all our employees.

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