Aurecon recognised for outstanding health and safety programmes in Hong Kong
Stephane Asselin (right), Chief Executive at Aurecon Asia and Alton Chow (left), Managing Director at Aurecon Greater China with the award trophies.
16 February 2022 – Aurecon has received two awards for its occupational health and safety programmes at the Institute of Safety and Health Practitioners (ISHP) Outstanding Safety & Health Awards in Hong Kong.
The ISHP OSH Awards recognises and promotes outstanding safety and health excellence across different industries in Hong Kong. Management commitment, health and safety promotion plan, health and safety measures, training and education, review of effectiveness and innovation are the key award evaluation criteria.
Aurecon clinched the top award, Platinum, in the Outstanding Safety Awards – Consultant category, while it received Gold in the Outstanding Health Awards – Consultant category.
Aurecon’s Managing Director in Greater China, Mr. Alton Chow, shared that the health, safety and wellbeing of staff will always remain Aurecon’s number one priority. “We are honoured to have won the awards. This is a true testament to our strong commitment to provide a safe and healthy work environment for our people, clients, and the community,” said Mr. Chow.
Aurecon’s Health & Safety Regional Manager in Asia, Ms. Jasmine Nah, noted the awards attest to the company’s strong focus towards ensuring its employees’ safety and wellbeing.
“At Aurecon, we talk about health and safety as being important ’because people depend on you’. This reminds all of us why it is important to work safely and stay healthy. We are well supported by our leaders who inspire and empower our people to remain proactive in keeping themselves safe, while also having a positive mindset when working in the office or on-site by adopting innovative ideas,” said Ms. Nah.
Aurecon underpins its strong culture of health and safety with a detailed, targeted and responsive health and safety governance framework and corresponding programmes. To name a few:
My Life Saving Rules – a set of rules outlining the minimum health and safety requirements and critical control measures Aurecon staff must adopt when being exposed to dangerous and high-risk situations. This is paired with virtual reality technology – My Life Saving Rules in 360⁰ – that allows employees to practice health and safety protocols in a simulated, high-risk environment, thereby helping them to understand these rules better.
Mind Matters Programme – the health and safety of our employees cover both physical health as well as mental health. Aurecon has launched the Mind Matters programme to improve awareness of mental ill-health and in turn help to reduce mental health stigma.
Employee Assistance Programme – a free, confidential and professional counselling service for all Aurecon employees and their immediate family members to help improve their health and wellbeing.