Health and Safety achieving a harm free month triggers a £500 cash award for a local charity in an innovative corporate initiative – and this month Daisy Chain was the lucky recipient.

Three companies involved in building the world’s largest purpose built renewable energy plant at Teesport, run a scheme whereby if there are no injuries or time lost due to an incident in a month’s period, £500 is donated to a local charity.

MGT Teesside which is building and will run the biomass power plant, along with their construction partners Samsung CT and Tecnicas Reunidas, pledge the £500 to encourage the workforce to stay safe and follow safety guidelines. The charities to benefit are then nominated to receive the cash by the employees.

Steve Phillips, deputy HSE manager for Tecnicas Reunidas, put forward Daisy Chain as he is kept up to date with all the activities and support for families affected by autism by his daughter Bethany who works for the charity.

Steve said, “It’s a great way to raise money for charity as employees can see their local charities which they support benefitting from the donations and it keeps everyone focused on safety in the workplace. We want to promote incident prevention rather than have to deal with them and foster a continuous improvement on health and safety performance. This way we accomplish that and give back to the local community.”