Gold Award proves Kier’s health and safety credentials

Daniel Gallacher and Pauline McCabe from Kier Construction Scotland

KIER Construction Scotland has picked up a Gold Award at RoSPA’s Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

The firm was presented with the accolade at an event in Glasgow on September 14. It marks the sixth consecutive year that Kier’s Scottish business has been recognised for its commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.

Kier Construction Scotland said over a 21-month period to April 2017, the business exceeded 4.8 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 added, “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”