April 19 2018

Highlighting the importance of site safety

With the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2018 coming up on April 28th, we are highlighting the importance of site safety. Our health and safety management system covers all aspects of our business, and reflects our commitment and philosophy. With clear targets and objectives to improve overall safety performance including risk assessment and improving safety education amongst staff, our health, safety and welfare policy is thorough, and vital.

To us, all accidents are preventable, and to illustrate how seriously we take site safety, we are committed to investigating the root causes of all incidents. Safety is the cornerstone of our business, so we work to identify all key areas where unacceptable risks occur and work to reduce the actuality of those risks. 

As we work within a multitude of infrastructure industries including rail, energy, water and highways, it is essential that our staff work to get our safety message out into the wider sector. Here are a few ways in which we achieve this.


Our new app, SAM (Safety at McGinley) is a multi-platform app designed to give users a quick and easy way to report close calls anytime and anywhere. SAM is available to all McGinley Support Services employees and workers, as well as customers and suppliers. Users can take photos or attach images within the app, pinpoint locations and use the app without a network connection.


The SafetyINRail publication was created as a result of a safety initiative in 2001, to ensure that all McGinley workers, clients and stakeholders are kept in the loop with regard to industry developments and guidelines. New issues are released every quarter and sent to over 4,000 McGinley workers and 600 members of the rail safety community within 170 companies, so we can continue to highlight the importance of safety in the infrastructure sector.


McGinley is a founding member of the Track Safety Alliance (TSA), an industry-wide group which formed in 2011 to allow stakeholders across the industry to develop and share best practice. The TSA is predominantly focused on the health, safety and wellbeing of track workers. Since its inception, the TSA has welcomed more than 30 members.

For more information about what we do to ensure safety in the infrastructure industry, take a look at our Business Assurance page.


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