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Morgan Sindall plc awarded Corporate Health Standard

Deputy Minister for Health - Vaughan Gething AM (left) presenting the award to Morgan Sindall’s Senior Health and Safety Advisor - Michael Sellers

Morgan Sindall plc is celebrating after becoming the first construction and infrastructure company to be awarded a Corporate Health Standard by the Welsh Government. The Bronze award recognises the company, and specifically those working on its Welsh Water Framework team, for their ongoing work in improving employee health and well-being.

Morgan Sindall was presented with its award on Thursday 12 March at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea by Deputy Minister for Health - Vaughan Gething AM.

UK-wide company Morgan Sindall, which employs over 110 people on its Welsh Water Framework, was praised by the assessors for its high standards of health and safety and for proactively encouraging the health and well-being of its workforce through a robust occupational health management system. The company was also recognised for having open and regular channels of communication, facilitated by the senior management team, where health and well-being was a key focus.

Martin Worthington, Morgan Sindall’s Director of Safe and Sustainability, said, “I am delighted that our team working for Welsh Water has been recognised for going the extra mile to create a healthy and safe working environment. We invest heavily in health and safety across our entire business – being safe underpins everything that we do. I am also very proud that we are the first construction and infrastructure business to have received a prestigious Corporate Health Standard award from Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government.”

Claire Waters, Principal Practitioner in Workplace Health for Public Health Wales, said: “We are delighted to award the Corporate Health Standard to Morgan Sindall, and congratulate them for their hard work in improving employee wellbeing and health standards. We were extremely happy to be invited to work with Morgan Sindall to help them achieve this award.
“Organisations are nicer places to work - as well as being more productive - when employees are happier and their wellbeing is looked after. Good workplace health can also reduce costs associated with sickness absence and high staff turnover.

“The Corporate Health Standard can set you apart from competitors. The programme is designed to allow organisations to progress at their own pace, and comes along with lots of helpful free support and advice from our specialist workplace advisors.”

To register for the Corporate Health Standard, email the Workplace Health team at Public Health Wales at Workplacehealth@Wales.nhs.uk
For more information about the Corporate Health Standard, please visit Public Health Wales’s Workplace Health web pages.