Wilson James – the leading provider of safe, secure, customer-led solutions across security, construction logistics and aviation services – has appointed John Hannan to its operational board as Head of Health & Safety, Wellbeing and Sustainability. Hannan joins Wilson James following a 15-year career spanning the construction and rail sectors, including working on projects for Thameslink, Crossrail, Heathrow and the Hinkley Nuclear site.
Hannan will be responsible for steering the safety and environmental direction for Wilson James, to support the business goals and ensure the company remains at the forefront of health and safety, wellbeing and sustainability.
Hannan’s focus in the short term, will also be on supporting clients as they welcome their workforces back on-site in a safe and secure manner after the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. In particular, concerns around skills fade following long periods of furlough has been identified as a pain point.
Hannan’s appointment comes following several investments in health and safety at Wilson James including the Listening EARS initiative, a 24/7 network of peers (known as EARS) helping people towards mental health resources and a behavioural safety programme. As part of the investment, Wilson James employees are upskilled to equip them with the talent they need to promote an accident and injury-free environment.
On his appointment, Hannan remarked: “My appointment to the board reinforces Wilson James’ commitment to health, safety, wellbeing and sustainability and I will bring my unique expertise to the company and its clients’ operations to ensure the highest standards are met.”