Morgan Evans has been with the company for 6 years and was promoted to Health and Safety Manager after 3 years.
“Health and safety at work covers a wide range of duties and responsibilities aimed at maintaining a safe working environment for our employees. We have a duty of care to protect our employees, provide a safe place of work, safe systems of work and provide safe plant and equipment. Over the most recent years Health and Safety and the Environment has been promoted more and more by Glass Systems. We have been able to expand and implement new procedures and safety measures that I didn’t think were possible when I first started due to new technology. I am excited to be a part of the growth of the business and to see my department and the organization go from strength to strength.”
Glass Systems Times (Internal Quarterly Newsletter) – Tell us more about yourself Morgan?
What qualifications do you have and what are you studying now?
My qualifications include IOSH Managing Safety, IEMA Environmental Management, NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH Diploma.
I am currently studying NEBOSH Environmental Diploma
Is there anything else you would like to achieve?
I am currently working towards my Chartered Membership status of IOSH, I am currently a Graduate Member. Also, at some point I would like to attain a Masters in HSE law and practices. You can never know enough in health & safety, and I am committed to continuing with my studies, it is so important for my role.
What have you achieved since working at Glass Systems?
I have been very lucky as the company has supported me in gaining more HSE qualifications and, I have learned so much from hands-on experience. Working on building sites and working on factory floors gives you a much broader perspective, especially in the Health & Safety world!
What attracted you to us?
Glass Systems is a company that is improving all the time and continually looking for new innovated and sustainable processes and products and new ways of keeping everyone safe in the workplace. Also, with the company being multi-site based adds variety – no one day is the same. Lastly, there is a good group of experienced colleagues who I get to work with which has played a part in my personal development.
Why is Health and Safety important in the workplace.
Workplace health and safety is all about sensibly managing risks to protect your employees and your business. Keeping employees safe will improve morale in the workplace, employees operate much more efficiently when they know they can complete their job or task without their health being affected. An effective safety program also works to reduce risk. It is important to say that our employees also have a duty of care to look after their own health and safety and that of their fellow workers, be prepared to co-operate with everyone to help meet their legal requirements. It’s all about working together to create a safe environment for everyone!
What do you do outside your job?
I have recently renovated a house, and this has taken up a lot of my free time. I have tried to learn and do as much as possible myself to save on construction and build costs.
My family is very important to me, if I’m not spending time with my wife and two beautiful daughters, I am out and about with my spaniel Ralph.