The submission focused on our Be:SAFE culture and several initiatives which have driven continuous safety improvement and an increased safety maturity.
Our operations teams know that whatever the circumstances, they are empowered to ‘STOP WORK if you feel unsafe’.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
On receiving the official result notification, SHEQ Director Danny Pitcher commented: “The award of our 14th consecutive Gold is testament to the safety culture that has been built at Carnell over the years. A culture that continues to improve through the senior management team’s commitment in empowering all employees to STOP WORK if they feel unsafe. This is delivered by each and every employee when they challenge unsafe acts and unsafe conditions at every opportunity. This award is dedicated to the hard work and commitment of our colleagues as they embrace Carnell’s ‘Be: SAFE’ approach.”
The sustainable in-situ filter drain refurbishment process delivers environmental, economic, social and road-user satisfaction benefits. It won both the Environmental Improvement and Sustainable Development categories, competing against more than 500 nominations.
The Green Apple Environment Awards recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. After launching in 1994 by The Green Organisation, they have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.
Since 1987 the Awards have given public recognition to those who have improved road safety through innovation. Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme.
Announcing the award, Adrian Walsh, Director of The Prince Michael Awards said: “The judges were impressed by the use of applied technology to ensure an additional level of safety for those who are vulnerable as they carry out essential maintenance and construction work on our roads”.
Jim O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Highways England said:
“It’s well known that safety is our first imperative and I am delighted that these awards highlight that. The safety camera system, for example, will ultimately save road worker lives. This project and the other winners show how innovative ways of thinking will make things safer for those working on and using our strategic road network."