Carnell’s mobile road worker protection system SAFETYcam has won the Health & Safety Innovation category, at the inaugural Highways England Health, Safety & Wellbeing Awards.
The entry of ‘SAFETYcam: Collaboration between Carnell and Kier’ fought off strong competition from a shortlist of initiatives by Atkins, Balvac, Mott MacDonald, TRL/RoWSaf, WJ Group and AECOM.
Kier have supported the Innovation Designated Funds trials of SAFETYcam through their Area 9 ASC in the West Midlands. The award submission demonstrated the tangible safety benefits to both road workers and customers. The key outcomes being reduced incursions and reduced site speeding through changes in driver behaviour.
The Health, Safety & Wellbeing Awards ceremony took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London on 7th March 2018. It honoured finalists and celebrated their outstanding achievements in supporting Highways England’s first imperative: to ensure that no one is harmed whilst travelling or working on the strategic road network.
Following the ceremony, Carnell’s Chief Executive Darren Nelson said, “I’m proud to have won this award for SAFETYcam which has proven to have had a positive effect on driver behaviour and I’m convinced that it will save road workers’ lives.”
Dave Wright, Executive Director of Kier Highways went on to say, “This is another example of how we collaborate with key suppliers and support them in developing innovative solutions to make our roads safer.”
Pictured is James Bird (Kier), Darren Nelson (Carnell), Andy Butterfield (HE), Liz Bell (Carnell), Aidan Clarke (Carnell) and Ian Allen (Kier).
For more information on the benefits of SAFETYcam click here
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