My former job involved leading a successful Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Culture Change programme for a large engineering and construction company. I left in May 2018 because I’d launched my first book – “Employee Confidence – the new rules of Engagement” and was looking forward to consultancy roles to help me spread my ideas.
However, unexpectedly a recruitment agency called to discuss a full-time permanent job role. Not any old job role, but one with the remit of designing and delivering a customised behavioural safety programme from scratch.
And not just for any old company, but one of the biggest and most diverse companies with a global workforce of around 60,500, twice that of my previous employer, and a significant footprint in industries as diverse as facilities management, construction and public services.
That company was Interserve.
Fast forward just over a year from the day I started the job and Interserve now has its own HSE Culture Change programme designed to push the boundaries of what is possible in Health and Safety. The aim is for Interserve to be the safest company in our industry.
When people work together, anything is possible.