GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s leading independent equipment hirer, has launched a new ‘Think Safe’ initiative which is designed to engage the hearts and minds of their workforce and enrich its existing workplace health and safety culture.
The distinct corporate message seeks to ensure Health & Safety remains at the forefront of the minds of GAP’s 1,700-strong UK workforce by allowing all employees to become actively involved in and positively contributing to safety as part of their normal working day.
The importance of the Think Safe message is conveyed in a short video which has been exclusively designed to help promote the Think Safe principle across a range of real life safety scenarios such as driving, manual handling and working at height.
GAP’s Joint Managing Director Douglas Anderson commented: “Safety should be the dominating characteristic of GAP’s culture. Think Safe is about getting everyone to work safely, not because they’ve been told to, but because that is the way we all want to work and that is the way we all should work.”
GAP’s Head of S.H.E Risk & Compliance Allister Maxwell added: “GAP’s core values of health, wellbeing and safety are reflected in all our plans and actions. Think Safe encapsulates these values which are applied through strong safety leadership, well developed ‘safe systems of work’ and ongoing safety awareness and skills training.”
The campaign launch follows news that GAP has successfully transitioned to the new ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) 2015 ISO Standards over one year in advance of the deadline for achieving these Standards. Additionally, GAP was a winner in the first year of entering the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards 2017.