Kier sets the Gold standard on health and safety


Kier Construction Scotland’s health and safety credentials have been recognised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The firm was presented with a Gold Award at RoSPA’s Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016 at the Hilton Glasgow hotel. The RoSPA scheme is the largest of its kind in the UK and this award is the sixth consecutive year that Kier’s Scottish business has been awarded for its commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.

This award comes as Kier Construction Scotland announced that from June 2015 to date, it has exceeded three million man hours without a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) incident.  

Roland Duncan, Kier Construction Scotland’s construction director responsible for health and safety said“Safety will always be our number one priority.  We have robust systems and procedures in place that allow us to achieve very high safety standards and we constantly strive to improve our performance. Receiving this prestigious RoSPA award recognises all the hard work of our employees and the commitment of our customers and supply chain to keep our sites as safe as possible.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”