In the world of life sciences, where every detail matters, safety is key. That’s why every achievement in this area resonates deeply, especially with those who are responsible for looking to uphold them. Our team at a biotechnological facility in Dublin has successfully reached 1,000 days without a single reportable accident. But it’s not all about the number for this team; it’s about their dedication to keeping each other and all those across the site safe in a challenging and vitally important environment. But what exactly goes into reaching an achievement like this?
A Team That Believes In Each Other
This team, guided by the fantastic site lead, Jurgita Mikutaite, has shown what can be achieved with hard work and care. Their mutual trust and confidence in each other’s abilities strengthens bonds, ensuring the highest standards of safety – an essential factor in supporting customers who develop life-changing medications.
Katalin Eperjesi, who oversees some of Bidvest Noonan’s Life Sciences accounts, shares her pride in the team’s accomplishment. “In such a specialised field, reaching this milestone is truly special. It shows the strength and commitment of our team members,” she says. Every day, they prove that working together when paying attention to safety really pays off.
Building Safety Together
True safety in the workplace in the life sciences sector comes from a collective effort, where each individual’s actions contribute to the overall success of the team. This is a principle that Jurgita’s team lives by every day.
“Regular training and workshops are essential, but the real difference comes from our teamwork,” Jurgita emphasises. In this team, safety is a shared responsibility. Every member is proactive in identifying potential hazards and works collaboratively to mitigate them, ensuring a supportive and secure environment. This culture of open communication has been pivotal in reaching the 1,000-day milestone without any lost time accidents.
Training and Support: The Backbone of Safety
In life sciences environments, effective training and support are not just about imparting knowledge; they are about instilling a mindset where safety becomes second nature. The role of Conor Rourke, Sean Lawlor, and the EHSQ team in this aspect has been vital.
Their approach to training engages the team, providing practical, hands-on guidance that is tailored to the unique challenges of each biotechnological facility. This level of support and training has empowered the team not just to know about safety but to live it every day, contributing significantly to their impressive safety record.
Inspiring the Industry
Achieving a milestone like 1,000 accident-free days sends a powerful message across the sector. This team’s journey shows that with the right approach, dedication, and team ethos, maintaining an exceptional safety record is attainable. It also demonstrates that prioritising safety, investing in team training, and building a culture of mutual respect and vigilance can lead to outstanding results, elevating standards across the sector.