Ryebridge breaks ground and launches new safety app

A new app for mobile phones has been launched at Ryebridge Construction – to keep its workforce safe and secure.

The safety app, launched in July 2018, enables staff to easily report everything from Health & Safety hazards, incidents and near misses, along with Environmental issues such as fuel spillages at the click of a button, with Ryebridge becoming one of only a few companies to do this in the UK.

Director of Luton based Ryebridge Construction Daniel Coyle, said: “We have invested in this to make reporting as easy and simple as possible. This is very much the future, just ask anyone under 16. 

“You no longer have to leave a site to return to an office and report an incident or hazard. Now, our staff will simply be able to pull out their phones, take a photo and press send. We will check the app results daily, take action if needed and use the information to ensure we continue to put safety at the forefront of all we do.”

This new Ryebridge app comes hot on the heels of a new approach to safety launched by London Luton Airport and spearheaded by Simon Bown, head of health, safety and environment at the airport.

Speaking at Ryebridge’s staff event in July, Simon said: “Safety Differently marks a shift in focus – from bureaucracy and ticking lots of boxes, to an ethical decision to look after staff. Safety is not the absence of accidents, it is the presence of trust, ownership, engagement and positives. It is great to see Ryebridge supporting our new approach and being an innovative, progressive company.”

Ryebridge clients include London Luton Airport - the team have recently completed a £7million taxi runway project - and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The club appointed Ryebridge Construction as principle contractor in 2014 to lead on a two-year project to prepare the site for its new multi-million -pound stadium. 

Find out more about the company and its range of clients at www.ryebridgeconstruction.com

Photographed: Jagroob Singh, who works in groundworks and is a driver for Ryebridge, with the new safety app.