Southwest Gas is dedicated to strengthening their safety culture for all their employees, whether they work in the office or in the field. With Awardco, they've been able to shape and fuel a comprehensive Safety Recognition platform that works for everyone.
Southwest Gas already had two programs through Awardco (service awards and peer-to-peer programs), so they knew that our platform could help. After looking into a few other options, they realized that the simplicity of Awardco’s employee recognition platform, and the ease with which they could build and manage their safety program all in one place, couldn’t get any better.
From the start, Awardco allowed Southwest Gas to custom-create their very own safety recognition program, filling it with courses and training opportunities that fit the needs of the company, the employees, and the safety culture.
“Awardco has offered [customizability] that allows us to cater to our employees’ needs and recognize what they are doing and change it as the environment changes as well.” Eric Crow, Administrator, Risk Management and Safety
And once their program was designed, it was easy to set up in a way that allowed all of their employees to quickly and easily access. Plus, their admins could track participation throughout the program, allowing them to see which courses were the most popular, which were the most effective, and which needed improvement to really hit home.
You may think that none of this matters—employees don’t want to take safety training, no matter how simple or easy the program is, right? Well, Southwest Gas was able to solve that issue as well, with Awardco’s help.
“Anybody who is partaking in this [program] actually gets noticed and is brought to our attention…and I think that’s wonderful.” Misti Trombley, Analyst, HR
One of Awardco’s specialties is employee recognition and rewards, and Southwest Gas has taken advantage of that. They make sure to notice and recognize every employee that completes any of the safety tasks and training through the program. And as employees are recognized and rewarded for their efforts, other employees take note and get excited about the opportunity.
The package of simple, customizable programs combined with recognition and reward opportunities has allowed Southwest Gas to strengthen and improve their culture of safety.
Now, their safety recognition program is available to nearly every employee, which is about 1,900 employees, or 80% of their workforce. Southwest Gas now has the focus on safety that strengthens their purpose and supports their culture.