Thermodial awarded Excellence in Health and Safety
Thermodial picked up the award for Excellence in Health and Safety at the Facilities Management Awards as recognition of Thermodial’s health and safety initiatives, at a ceremony in the Ballsbridge Hotel on 31 January.
The award is testament to the hard work and dedication that goes on behind the scenes at Thermodial, particularly in the development and implementation of new ideas and initiatives.
This award promotes road safety for two-wheeler vehicles – motorbikes and bicycles – as well as being pro-active in the event of an emergency breakdown or car trouble. It will continue to be promoted on our roads each day by our service engineers, through the visible Think Bike! labels and if necessary, emergency breakdown kits.
The rationale for this road safety initiative was, safety awareness of Thermodial’s first motorcycle service engineer, as well as staff and vehicle safety in the event of an emergency breakdown – in Thermodial’s and the extended grey fleet.
The initiative also created a wider general awareness of a shared road space – amongst staff and other road users – with two-wheeler road vehicles.
In addition, it ensured the appropriate equipment was in vehicles in the case of an emergency breakdown – protecting the vehicle driver and passengers, as well as other road-users in the vicinity.
Thermodial carryout a large volume of work within the canal cordon of Dublin city, which during business hours has a large volume of two-wheeler traffic. In the light of the, ‘Dublin City Centre Cycle Count report ’, which showed more than 95,000 daily cyclists in this area in 2016 (up 17% on 2015), Thermodial felt it increasingly pertinent to remind road users to “think bike”, whilst manoeuvring through this densely-trafficked area.
OHSAS 18001 certified
In 2017 Thermodial achieved the international standard certification for occupational health and safety through OHSAS 18001. This was a major achievement and a core part of Thermodial’s commitment to health and safety, of which safe driving was a part of – travelling to and from customers’ sites.