Our people are at the core of our business. Whether they are delivering day to day operational excellence, driving business transformation or working together to deliver Group-wide projects.
Wincanton helps our people to support our customers by delivering the highest standards in safety. Our priority is to safeguard the well-being of our people, our customers and the wider public through ongoing health and safety education at every level of the business.
We have driven our safety culture forward, the engagement from colleagues in the business has grown with an increase in hazard reporting and colleagues feeling empowered to drive safety at site level.
Whilst safety is, and always will be, a top priority, the spotlight is also on our heath and general wellbeing programme focusing on cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Wincanton is committed to preventing all work-related injuries and illnesses using the DuPont ‘zero tolerance’ principle. To deliver this commitment, Wincanton operates a common framework to bring together all aspects of our Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) approach, supported by a set of ‘Key Health & Safety Principles’ with minimum safety standards.
Within a highly pressurised working environment, occupational health is essential to our success. As an employer we recognise our ‘duty of care’ to the health and wellbeing of our workforce. Ill health impacts our businesses both directly and indirectly, whether it is about the financial repercussions or the loss of productivity and staff motivation. Over the years we have found that, having a robust occupational health service reduces absence, saves money and increases employee well-being.
For this reason we have partnered with occupational health experts, Health Management Ltd (HML). HML occupational health practitioners understand our business, and are part of our team. They provide guidance and support for managers to enable them to handle employees’ health problems in the most appropriate manner. They also share best practice gained from other industries.