Kent-based infrastructure services company FM Conway continues to put people first with another staggering donation to the Lighthouse Club Charity. As part of the company’s ‘People First’ health and safety campaign, one pound was donated to the charity for every near miss report received between April 2016 and March 2017, whether sent by phone, text or via a reporting app.
Michael Conway MBE, CEO of FM Conway, presented a cheque for £41,423 to Lighthouse Club Charity Chairman, Cormac MacCrann at FM Conway’s Sevenoaks head office. “We are very proud to support the Lighthouse Club Charity,” said Michael. “The Lighthouse Club does excellent work within our industry to support those that need emergency financial aid or access to a portfolio of welfare support including issues around mental health.”
Andrew Cox, director of safety, health, environment and quality at FM Conway, said, “Our People First policy encourages our employees to discuss health and safety on site and to constantly question if there is a safer way to operate. One of the ways that they can do this is to report near misses and to alert us to potential risks to themselves or others. It’s a win-win situation, our employees feel confident about identifying potential hazards and the Lighthouse Club receives money so that they can continue their charitable support to those in need in the construction workforce.”
Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity said, “We cannot thank FM Conway enough for this fantastic donation. It’s estimated that for every 300 near misses reported, it is almost certain that a major incident will have been prevented. By being more pro-active, we can help to reduce the worrying casualty statistics within the construction industry and make sure that every worker gets home safely at the end of their working day.”
The donation was made through the Conway Charitable Foundation which donates £100,000 from FM Conway’s profits to worthy causes every year.