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A drop of Gold for JCA from RoSPA

JCA is proud to announce it has achieved Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2018.

The longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK, RoSPA receives entries from organisations around the world. The awards recognise achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Commenting on JCA’s Gold achievement, Jamie McDonald, Corporate HSE Manager at JCA, said:

This award is a true reflection of the commitment JCA has to the health and safety of its employees, subcontractors and clients and could not have been achieved without the dedication of all of those who have demonstrated their professionalism to health and safety on JCA’s behalf. This award has set a high standard that we must now maintain and continue to build upon as we progressively adapt and develop our Safe Systems of Work in line with the culture that we continue to build throughout the company.”

Receiving this award is a significant achievement for JCA, as part of a journey of continuous improvement and commitment to ensure stringent health and safety processes across the company and through its supply chain.  Complementing this corporate accolade was the recent professional achievement of Health & Safety Manager (Projects),Tina McGennity, who was presented with JCA’s Employee of the Year Award for 2017.


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Expanding JCA appoints Corporate HSE Manager

JCA has appointed Jamie McDonald to the new position of Corporate Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Manager, as our engineering services-led business continues to expand.

Reporting to Dean Cocklin, JCA’s Director of Engineering, McDonald has responsibility for implementing all HSE policies, practices and procedures, as well as delivering the statutory requirement of providing health and safety advice to the company.

Further responsibilities include regular HSE audits and monitoring all JCA’s construction and maintenance sites, in accordance with Regulation Five of the Management of Health & Safety in the Workplace legislation.

McDonald’s experience includes a 26-year career in the Royal Marines and United States Armed Forces, as well as three years in a senior HSE practitioner role within construction, mechanical and electrical environments.  He possesses a wealth of qualifications in HSE, project management and leadership.

Commenting on his appointment, Dean Cocklin, JCA’s Director of Engineering, said:

“Jamie’s appointment underpins JCA’s safety-first culture and continuing focus on ensuring the highest standards possible in all areas of health and safety. His knowledgeable and proactive approach is essential as our business expands and ensures that we achieve the highest levels of compliance at all times.”

Speaking about his new role, McDonald commented:

“JCA has a demonstrable track record in delivering major projects and services for a diverse portfolio of clients and I’m delighted to be joining the organisation at a time of significant growth.  JCA’s core values of honesty, quality, safety, trust and transparency are embedded in its culture and it’s refreshing to see the depth to which this approach cascades through every aspect of the business.  I look forward to bringing my experience to bear in further developing JCA’s safety-first approach.”

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