Morrison Water Services nominated at the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Health & Safety Awards 2024

25th April 2024

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for two awards at the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) Health & Safety Awards 2024.

The awards, which are due to take place at DCWW’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing conference on 27 June 2024, aim to recognise individuals, teams or networks who have been at the forefront of health & safety initiatives.

Our first nomination is for the ‘Health and Wellbeing Award,’ for the introduction of tracking and camera monitoring systems to all vehicles on the contract, in collaboration with our telematics partner, Samsara.

Unlike other telematics systems, Samsara is fitted with both forward facing and driver facing cameras. Working to positively influence driver behaviour, the system provides a real-time digital blueprint of every aspect of a vehicle’s operation - from location, to speed, braking and vehicle performance.

The technology provides the data to not only heighten our people’s awareness of their own driving behaviours, but also allows us to optimise the vehicle’s safety and efficiency.

Our second nomination is for the ‘Health and Safety Award, Operational Contractors,’ which aims to recognise operational contractors who have delivered sustainable health and safety improvements in the last year.

Our nomination is for the introduction of our innovative technology, Safe Dig AI, to the contract. Safe Dig AI helps to keep our people safe by ensuring our operatives know exactly what’s under the ground before they break into it.

Using cutting edge technology, Safe Dig AI can interpret all existing map data from utility companies, combining completely different and disparate maps from many sources into one geo-referenced intelligence model. This eliminates the current manual and paper process.

The AI interprets a database of maps to highlight potential high-risk assets in the vicinity of the proposed works. Over time, the AI software is learning to provide even greater insight through reasoned extrapolation, improving safety even further. On site, we always carry out Cat and Genny scans to validate the results we have been provided, but the accuracy, speed and consistency of the AI model has been impressive.

Speaking on our two nominations, Ian West, Contract Director at Morrison Water Services, said: “Congratulations on the Health and Safety award nominations! We pride ourselves in keeping people safe in new and innovative ways. These nominations demonstrate a commitment to excellence. Pride in safety is a noble value that should be commended. Best of luck with the nominations.”

We’d like to congratulate all the nominees and look forward to celebrating with you at the DCWW Health, Safety and Wellbeing conference in July.

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