Report from Barry Clinch of The Awards Committee
Safety Performance Award Winner
Commended for their zero accident strategy;
Focus on identifying near misses and observation of potential accident situations; setting clear standards; and strong top down safety leadership.
Environment Award Winner
St Stephen’s Shopping Centre
Commended for almost zero carbon emissions; massive reduction in energy consumption and water reduction; on site recycling; green roof; and bug hotel.
Arco Award Winner
Commended for their machine layout best practice; MEWP’s high level access procedures; risk assessments and hazard identification programmes.
The Sewell Group
For its unstinting support of the HOHSG through all the Group’s trials and tribulations in recent years. Truly a Good Samaritan.
Colin (and Linda) Smith
For keeping the group running smoothly over many years. Without them the group would have long ago floundered.
The AGM was conducted after the Awards were presented. The Group reported an excess of £1,359.89 for the year ending 31 December 2018. The accounts have been audited and passed, they will be displayed in the members section of the website. Committee, during the year 2 members left the Committee and the Chairman passed his gratitude for all their hard work whilst on the committee. The Group co-opted Ian Haywood onto the Committee during the year. Ian has been with various members during his association with the group starting with Hull City Council, Astra 4 Safety and is currently at Airkool. All 9 committee members were re-elected for the forthcoming year. The officers were elected at the Executive Committee Meeting in the morning subject to their election in the afternoon. (See below for full details)
Great news the Meeting agreed to keep membership fees for 2020 the same as present.
President – Karl Mearns; Chairman/Treasurer; – Bill Leigh; Vice Chairman – Ray Fraser; Secretary – Colin Smith; Committee – Barry Clinch, Jon Coneybeare, Denis Fowler, Ian Haywood and Jeff Swales