Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering has been awarded a GOLD MEDAL AWARD from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is as a result of five consecutive years of achieving a Gold Award.

“Workplace accidents don’t just pose financial risks and operational disruptions; they significantly impact the quality of life for individuals. This is why acknowledging and rewarding excellent safety performance is vital. We congratulate Danaher & Walsh for winning a prestigious RoSPA Award and showing an unwavering commitment to keeping employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director

According to RoSPA themselves, by earning a RoSPA Award, organisations not only receive recognition for their accomplishments but also become part of a legacy that values dedication to high safety standards and the well-being of individuals and signifies a commitment to excellence. This epitomises Danaher & Walsh values, so we are delighted to receive this award that reflects our passion as far as health and safety and our commitment to excellence are concerned.

Thank you to everyone at Danaher & Walsh for following our health & safety procedures and working hard to keep yourselves and each other safe – nothing is more important than this. Well done and thank you to our SHEQ team.

Full marks in considerate constructors audit

March also saw the final audit by the Considerate Constructors Scheme at our Watkin Road Bridge site as the project is nearing completion. Having achieved 44/45 on our previous audit we were determined to get full marks this time around . .and due to the hard work of the site team and the support functions, we smashed it! Full marks!

We received a maximum of 45 across all the categories. The monitor commended the team for achieving all aspects of the checklist to a very high standard. We are very proud.

Fantastic work by all involved. Next up for the Watkin Road Bridge team . . the final bridge beam lift! Watch this space.

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Alice Stewardson, Quantity Surveyor at Danaher & Walsh, has had her University research paper published by an eminent industry publication, the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction.  

Alice joined Danaher & Walsh in 2016 as a trainee and combined her work here at Danaher & Walsh with her studies at Birmingham City University, where she was a consistently high achiever.  

As part of her degree, Alice submitted a paper for her Individual Honours Project (a sustained, in-depth and research-informed project) as the final part of her studies.  

The paper is titled THE LATE PAYMENT EPIDEMIC IN UK CONSTRUCTION.  

It focuses on the late payment epidemic that persists within the construction industry and specifically analyses the effectiveness of government-led voluntary payment initiatives.   

Alice gathered information from one-hundred construction professionals and carried out a comparative analysis of upstream (main contractor) and downstream (subcontractors/suppliers) experiences.  

The resulting paper was so highly regarded by Alice’s tutor, the esteemed Professor David J Edwards, that the document was submitted for publication.  

“I am honoured and delighted to have had my work published. I am hugely grateful to Birmingham City University and Danaher & Walsh for the opportunities they continue to give me. Late payment continues to be a huge issue in UK construction, and I hope by having my research published and raising awareness, I am playing a small part in helping to find a solution for this problem.” Alice Stewardson.  

Ian Gilbert, Commercial Director at Danaher & Walsh commented on the news: “We are all very proud of Alice and her continuing achievements and are delighted to have been able to support her throughout her journey”. 

The work is published today, 14 February 2023.

You can find the article (behind a payment gateway) here.

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“An overall round fabulous piece of academic literature that has been produced to a quality that exceeds all expectations at the undergraduate level”.

Professor David J Edwards

Dan Danaher Managing Director, Danaher & Walsh

“To win a Considerate Constructors Leading Light award means a great deal. To win the overall award is fantastic. This is a national award and we are a local contractor. We know our standards are high, but to have this recognised by such a well-respected body as Considerate Constructors is very special. We are very proud indeed.”

 

Dan Danaher Managing Director, Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd

Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering has been awarded a place on the new PAGABO Civils & Infrastructure Framework.

D&W is one of 48 firms to have have been appointed to the national framework, which is valued at £1.6bn over four years, commencing in June.

Danaher & Walsh has been appointed to Lot 1 – covering projects up to £5m value – for both the Midlands and London & South East England regions.

The framework is open to local authorities and public sector bodies, and provides a quick, effective and compliant procurement route for a diverse range of civils projects.

Jason Stapley, Managing Director at Pagabo, said: “We’re really pleased to see our new Civils & Infrastructure Framework go live with a range of excellent suppliers, especially after such great interest and demand from the market.”

Danaher & Walsh’s Commercial Director Ian Gilbert said: “It’s a privilege to have been appointed to this major new framework, which offers a very efficient procurement method for public sector organisations.

“Being awarded a place on this prestigious framework is a reflection of our growth as a business, with the capability to deliver projects effectively whilst offering social value benefits to the communities in which we operate.”

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However, as a business, we do take employee mental health and wellbeing very seriously.

As part of our commitment to mental health awareness, we have invested in training seven staff members as Mental Health First Aiders. They are trained to act as a first port of call for employees to discuss mental health matters confidentially and signpost individuals to sources of professional support where required.

The skills that our Mental Health First Aiders have gained equip them to recognise potential mental health issues and offer to support to individuals within their personal circles and the wider community.

As well as working reactively, the team continue to implement proactive initiatives as part of our wider Mental Health Awareness campaign.

These initiatives include our Employee Appreciation scheme, wellbeing challenges, education programmes and more. As yet, this package of initiatives does not include the provision of owls – or any animals – on our sites.

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Danaher & Walsh has launched a pioneering new initiative to provide owls on every construction site to help boost employee morale and mental wellbeing.

The nocturnal predators, famed for their wise demeanour, have been selected for the task based on their calming influence on workers, as demonstrated in a series of trials.

Their ability to rotate their head by up to 270° is also deemed to be a benefit, as they are able to keep a watch over a large number of workers from a static position.

D&W’s parliament of owls will be homed in a purpose-built aviary behind its Mountsorrel head office, where they will receive care and specialist training.

Speaking about the initiative, Operations Coordinator Ken Wise said: “We’re proud to be yet again leading the way in employee mental health and wellbeing.

“The usually nocturnal birds have adapted well to having a day job. The owls have quickly become popular team members, even getting involved in social activities.

“An added bonus of using owls is the significant reduction in pest control costs on our sites.”

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