McAleer & Rushe
Read about how McAleer & Rushe increased employee engagement in health and safety with the help of EcoOnline.
Established in 1967, McAleer & Rushe are specialist design & build contractors delivering high quality buildings across UK & Ireland.
They work with a wide variety of clients a within the hotel, office, residential and Student Accommodation sectors.
McAleer & Rushe are a highly accredited organization particularly in the health and safety sector.
Name: McAleer & Rushe
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Employees: 300 employees, 3000+ subcontractors
No. of Sites: 25 across UK and Ireland
Industry: Construction and Engineering
Modules: Incident Reporting Software, Audit Management Software, Observation Software
Before digitizing their health and safety processes, up to 200 people in McAleer & Rushe were using a paper based, in-house system to report hazards. Aside from issues with delays in reporting, the old system left the potential for 'fudging' data when filling out reports all at once.
According to Director of SHEQ Declan McLogan it also led to several other problems for the business:
No capabilities around Hazard/Incident reporting and tracking: With a paper-based system it was difficult to follow up on incidents and ensure related actions had been completed.
- Little to no analysis of Health and Safety data being done: The paper-based turned hazard collecting into a somewhat tick box exercise, leaving virtually no time to focus on areas that needed attention.
Using the EcoOnline system has brought live updates on hazards and incidents to Declan McLogan and his team.
Using the mobile app, 14,000 hazards have been reported across 25 sites in the UK in the last 12-13 months. The mobile app has allowed for on-the-go hazard reporting, with employees being able to attach images and pinpoint exact locations for their observations.
With the app and Incident Reporting Software, data collected during the week are now fed into a monthly report. Management can now focus on what has gone wrong and areas that need attention.
"There’s a direct correlation between the numbers of hazards spotted and the reduction in our accidents"
- Declan McLogan, Director of SHEQ, MCALEER & RUSHE
Increased Employee engagement in Health & Safety
Declan worked closely with the Customer Success team in EcoOnline to identify the solution that best met their requirements. They took the company’s need to focus on hazard spotting and incident reporting very seriously, and always aimed to support Declan’s team as much as possible. The team work between McAleer & Rushe and EcoOnline has been one of the greatest benefits for Declan.
Bringing in EcoOnline has also encouraged the workplace safety culture in the company. Employees actively take part in the mobile reporting of hazards, and tracking allows them to see the hazard being acknowledged and repaired.
To further encourage employee participation, McAleer & Rushe also recognize the top 10 hazard spotters every month. Declan feels strongly that the increased rate of hazard reporting has a direct relationship to the reduction of accidents across the company. Management now have ways to produce accurate monthly reports and can get a quick overview of incidents from all sites using the EcoOnline dashboards.
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