Morrison Energy Services helps pupils get to grips with health and safety

17th November 2023

Morrison Energy Services was delighted to visit Sandy Lane Primary School in Bradford recently as part of its ‘World of Work’ STEM event, to give pupils an insight into how we can manage risks, both in the workplace and beyond.

Andrea Simon, Head of SHEQ at Morrison Energy Services, visited the school alongside Arabella Catlow, Environmental Advisor, to give pupils an insight into what we do in Electricity Transmissions and the health & safety precautions that need to be taken when working with high voltage electricity.

The day involved practical activities, such as building towers with Lego, highlighting the importance of teamwork, and the chance for pupils to try out the personal protective equipment (PPE) that our operatives wear on site.

Talking about health & safety, Andrea also talked about risk assessments and how there are similar risks in a school environment, such as fire safety and slips, trips and falls.

Over the past year, Andrea has undertaken over 15 hours of engagement as a STEM ambassador, ranging from primary school visits to working with secondary school students to practice interview skills and mock CV writing.

Speaking on her experience as a STEM Ambassador, Andrea said: “I started work as a STEM ambassador around 15 years ago, firstly as a CITB construction ambassador and latterly working with STEM learning.

Working with schools and community groups, I visit in person to talk about the world of construction and how my role as Head of SHEQ supports the industry, working alongside site, project and commercial teams.

“It is good to explain to the young people about the different job roles we have in the industry, especially women in construction.

“Working with all different age ranges can be interesting but also fun. You never know what you are going to be asked!”

M Group Services is committed to supporting and educating the next generation. We take pride in our STEM Ambassadors, who help the next generation to develop their knowledge and understanding of what we do.

Our aim is to inspire the next generation of forward thinking, highly skilled and technically competent people through interactions both in the classroom and on site. Our latest ESG Report shows that our STEM ambassadors across the Group reached over 100,000 students in a 12-month period. To read more about the work we’ve been doing to support future talent, please read our ESG Report here. 

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