Since Integrity HSE was formed last year, the Aberdeen-based health and safety consultancy has been on a mission to make the working world a safer, healthier, and more sustainable place for everyone.
With a growing list of clients, it is fair to say that their name is now familiar in most professional circles, but it would be mistaken to assume their success is just for their own gain. Integrity HSE’s Managing Director Steven Harris explains, “We are not just dedicated professionals; we are a community of passionate individuals who pull together to be a positive influence on the entire working world”.
Integrity HSE can cite a long list of examples that prove there is no empty sentiment in those words. These range from guest spots at external workshops, writing for industry journals, key notes at major UK gatherings and even sponsoring events for the likes of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The activity they are most proud of is the voluntary work they do for Robert Gordon University (RGU) which involves Darrell Lines, Director of Safety & Risk, lecturing to their postgraduate cohort in Drilling and Well Engineering (MSc) on topics like the management of Major Accident Hazards (MAH).
Mr Lines said, “The entire team is focussed on reducing risk in the working world, but that is not where our contribution ends. I am also exceptionally proud of the fact that we look outside of the working world at what we can even do for wider society. For example, all the profits from Steven’s book go to Macmillan Cancer Support, and we sponsor some of the facilities at the Aberdeen Squash & Racketball Club to inspire children from underprivileged backgrounds to participate and benefit from sport”.
Everyone at Integrity HSE wholeheartedly agrees that the largest amount of their volunteering is dedicated to lunch & learns on mental health. These are led by Integrity HSE’s clinical psychologist, Shabnum Hanif, either in the company’s Queen’s Road offices or at a client location. Ms Hanif told us, “I love the opportunity to talk to businesses about my passion. We have done this to audiences ranging from over 300, to a group of 6 in a workshop, and have had universally excellent feedback”.
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