Congratulations to Guiogi Rodrigues Mafra from DGP Logistics, for receiving Mace’s Monthly Health and Safety award for May, at the One Crown Place site.

It was noted by the Mace team that Guiogi has a good attitude and pro-activeness towards Health and Safety. He goes out of his way to help others and is a great asset to the site. Saheb Dhesi, Managing Director added, “Health & Safety is an integral part of our culture at DGP Logistics, so I am proud of our team for receiving this award for the second month running and at such a large site.”

The previous month DGP’s Paul Nwabyebo received the award for highlighting the need for hoist activities to be suspended when lifting materials from the pit lane. A ‘no lifting’ exclusion zone has now been implemented, preventing loading/unloading whilst the hoist is in operation.

Excited to be involved in this year’s Royal Greenwich Get together Community Festival and Armed Forces Day.

Mace Interiors and DGP Logistics teams from the Woolwich Creative District project, both took part in the event, talking about cycle safety, promoting health and wellbeing, as well as renovation work in the Woolwich area.

Mace interiors had a lorry at the side of a stall, where members of public could sit in the driver’s seat and guess where the blind spots could be, all to promote cycle safety – all competitors were issued with a free raffle ticket to win new bikes.

DGP Logistics assisted with Mace’s activity on the day and organised a stall ‘Urban Smoothie’, set up alongside to promote health and wellbeing, where participants cycled to make their own smoothie for free.

Well done to Louise Down and Samantha Bates from DGP Logistics head office, and Ish Omar, Bryn Ferris and Sean Locke from the site logistics team, all who donated time to assist on the day.

David Holdstock and Heinrich M. Fick recently ran the London Vitality 10k, in support of the Mates In Mind charity. Well done to the two of you for your efforts supporting such a worthy cause.

Mates in Mind are a charity who raise awareness and understanding of mental health and mental ill-health; help people to understand how, when and where to get support; break the silence and stigma through promoting cultures of positive wellbeing throughout our industry.

Anyone who would like to donate please follow the following link to their page! https://lnkd.in/e88MHac

DGP Logistics was proud to take part in the Mace Charity Fitness Challenge last week. The event was held at Lancer Square to raise money for children at the Belmont Special School in Cheltenham. After a highly competitive showing by all teams the cumulative distance achieved was a magnificent 247km! Andrei Popa, Heinrich Fick, Christine Page and Chris Hitches from DGP Logistics rose to the challenge and together raised £173.00.

A special mention to Christine for her personal efforts in raising additional sponsorship. With the Mace Match Funding, over £4,000 was raised on the day. Chris Hitches, Project Manager at DGP Logistics said, “This was a great opportunity to get the DGP team together with other companies and compete with each other. Outside of the construction site it brings a different sense of friendship, as opposed to just seeing other operatives in the work place.” If you would like to donate, please visit Belmont’s fundraising page at: https://lnkd.in/exmwBkA

Statistics show one in four people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health problem each year. Business owners therefore have an important role in helping people open up about mental health in the workplace. DGP Logistics has recently completed a two day training course for a number of its employees including Directors, Contract Managers, Training Manager, HR Manager and various other staff.

Run by Ryan Ridgway, MD at Mind Health Solutions – In association with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, the course covered all known mental health conditions and how to address various situations. “It gave me far better awareness of mental health issues, how to identify the signs and how to encourage a colleague to get support,” said David Holdstock, DGP’s HR Manager. Louise Down, DGP’s Commercial Manager, previously suffered with mental health and was keen to attend the course.

Louise said, “Staff on-site may not always want to talk to a regular colleague, so having the training and being a designated Mental Health First Aider, gives them the opportunity to speak to someone who they know will listen and give qualified support and advice.”