The Scarborough Hospital’s (TSH) Birchmount campus has been awarded the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) award from the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and the commercial property insurance company FM Global in recognition of the organization’s efforts to protect the physical facility from risk.
“Achieving HPR means that The Scarborough Hospital’s facility ranks in the top 10 per cent of HIROC/FM Global-insured hospitals in Canada and meets the highest industry standards for property protection and they should be very proud of that,” said Paul Sullivan, Brokerage Manager for HIROC, the hospital’s property and liability insurers.
The HPR award is given out to a select group of FM Global clients and HIROC subscribers. Recipients are chosen based on the completion of key criteria that indicate a facility’s ongoing commitment to property loss prevention and solid engineering judgment.
“This award is a testament to the hard work of our facilities staff, under the leadership of Manager of Facilities Shubert Martin, to implement the rigorous recommendations set out by FM Global,” said Tyler Crocker, Director of Environment and Facilities at TSH.
Working in collaboration with Rodel Figueroa, Engineering Liaison at HIROC, and the FM Global field engineers, Martin and his team ensured they had implemented the high priority recommendations for the award, including the hot work permit system, fire protection system management, and retrofitting the diesel fuel system.
“Whenever I came to the hospital, I was so impressed with the way the staff tackled the recommendations and they just kept getting better and better, said Figueroa. “They understood the risks and the importance of mitigating them.”
Although Martin admits achieving the HPR award is a tremendous source of pride for him and the facilities team, he points out that “we don’t do these things just to win an award. We come in to do a good job.”