Emrill achieves over 30m safe man-hours in 2022 and announces new HSEQ Head

The firm said it launched its ‘Safety by Choice – Not By Chance’ campaign in 2021 which built on the success of a previous campaign

Emrill has achieved over 30m safe man-hours without lost-time injury (LTI) to date in 2022 across its 190 plus contracts. The firm says the achievement serves as a milestone in its long-term strategy that prioritises the health and safety of its employees, and demonstrates its commitment to its workforce, clients and the residents and visitors of the communities and buildings Emrill manages across the UAE.

“Emrill’s strong health and safety performance does not happen by accident. Safety is one of Emrill’s core pillars and we are committed to achieving zero accidents and injuries across every one of our sites. In addition to following internationally-recognised standards including BICSc, Emrill has a robust programme of health and safety initiatives designed and executed in-house to ensure everything we do has safety at the forefront,” said Stuart Harrison, Emrill’s CEO.

The firm said it launched its ‘Safety by Choice – Not By Chance’ campaign in 2021; it is said to have built on the success of the firms earlier ‘Safer Together with Emrill and Happier Together with Emrill’ campaign. Under the 2021 umbrella programme, Emrill launched several targeted health, safety and wellness initiatives to empower employees across every level of the business to take responsibility for safety, the statement explained.

In addition to launching a CPD-certified health and safety risk management in facilities management training module, Emrill said it offers a dedicated Frontline Hero’s Workplace Safety course to address the learning and development needs of all front-line heroes (employees working across sites and engaging with clients, tenants and visitors).

Emrill also carries out behavioural-based safety audits, a peer-to-peer method of coaching and counselling that encourages all employees to correct unsafe behaviours and reinforce safe working practices, the firm explained.

To further enhance the organisation’s health and safety policies, processes and procedures, Emrill has appointed Philip Rawlinson as Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ). He is tasked with overseeing the firm’s HSEQ programmes and will further develop the organisation’s ongoing sustainability initiatives.

He will also be responsible for further improving Emrill’s efficiency, and cementing the company’s reputation as one of the leading FM services providers in the region, through the enhancement of existing HSEQ strategies and the development and implementation of new approaches to health and safety across the business, the statement clarified.

In June 2022, Emrill expanded its in-house offering via rope access cleaning service and, in July 2022, the Transguard Group said it had bagged over $68mn in facilities management contracts.

Rawlinson joins Emrill with extensive experience gained from over 17 years in health and safety roles within the facilities management and property management sectors.

Harrison remarked, “Our aim to be the leading FM services provider with safety at the top of mind is further strengthened by the appointment of highly qualified and reputable HSEQ specialists to our existing team of experts. Emrill is thrilled to welcome Philip to the team at a time when we have achieved such a fantastic safety milestone. Philip brings a wealth of global experience as we strive to continue our upward trajectory in health and safety achievements with him at the helm of our HSEQ strategies.”

Rawlinson joins Emrill with extensive experience gained from over 17 years in health and safety roles within the facilities management and property management sectors, the firm pointed out.

In August 2022, Emrill named Kim Mayes as its Head of Soft Services.

Commenting on his new role, Rawlinson said: “I am delighted to have joined the Emrill family and to have the opportunity to work with the organisation to aid in the advancement of its HSEQ services, strategies and growth plans. It’s an honour to be part of a team that fosters such a positive culture and values the importance of health and safety, as well as the significance of sustainability within our industry.”

The company pointed out that it continues to provide resources aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of its employees and their families.

Harrison concluded: “A happy, healthy workforce is an engaged workforce. Emrill is powered by its excellent people, and we remain committed to ensuring employees can work in a safe and supportive environment that empowers them to carry out their roles and return home safely every day. We will continue to develop and launch programmes that benefit Emrill’s employees, clients and supply chain.”

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