The Marine Partner of Choice, Red7Marine, is dedicated to continually improving health and safety standards within the construction industry.

Earlier this year the company’s Head of QHSE and Business Improvement, Mark Smith, had been selected as Winner in the Individual Champion (SME) Category of the Mates in Mind 2020 Impact Awards. At this point, Red7Marine had only been signed up to the scheme for six months but its impressive commitment to mental health and wellbeing was highlighted to the judging panel.

Mark has gone above and beyond to identify trends in the industry and to see where Red7Marine can further be supporting employees with regards to mental health. Responsible for leading its Your7Mentor programme, Mark mentors several junior employees and trainees to nurture and help them to develop key skills towards their own personal goals and ambitions and the overall company strategy.

During a difficult lockdown period for many, Red7Marine continued to support its employees and their mental health with regular check-in’s and virtual team meetings. The business has continued to operate safely throughout the Coronavirus pandemic with a team of dedicated staff members overseeing contingency plans and ensuring the right measures are in place in line with government/WHO advice.

Throughout the lockdown period, Red7Marine also achieved its migration from OHAS 18001: 2007 to ISO 45001:2018 accreditation for occupational health and safety management systems. This updated audit on the business highlights Red7Marine’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.

Head of QHSE and Business Improvement at Red7Marine, Mark Smith comments: “The ISO 45001:2018 accreditation is important for any business that wishes to mitigate any risks within its working environment and demonstrate commitment toward continuous imporvement – something integral to our culture at Red7Marine.

Our Safer7Minds initiative was developed to ensure an outstanding safety culture in the marine construction industry. The core principles represent Red7Marine’s commitment to QHSE, its people and partners, and represents the company’s commitment to leading the way in safety.

We always have and will do the right thing by our team, business and industry; protecting people being the priority. During these difficult times, we will continue to support our clients and their operations, working collaboratively to minimise risk and disruption to the industry.
We are delighted with all that we have achieved throughout the last few months especially under such unchartered territory.”