Thursday, June 4, 2009

Safety cultures reap rewards

The construction industry has been well represented in a recent round of safety awards with Speedy Hire, Finning/Hewden and Wolseley all picking up honours.

Speedy Hire won an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council while Hewden and Finning picked up a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and Wolseley took the Fleet Safety Award for Large Fleets’ at the 2009 Fleet World Honours.

Mark Turnbull, Speedy’s safety, health, environment and quality director said: “Health and Safety in the construction industry has been a top priority for a number of years and we will continue to provide the equipment, training and advice to help our customers meet a wide range of health and safety standards.”


Safety cultures reap rewards


Jim Gray, head of EHS&Q at Finning and Hewden said: “The Gold Award represents a consistent standard of health and safety both onsite and within the work place.”

Paul Gallemore, Wolseley’s European head of health, safety, environment and quality said road crashes were the most likely cause of business-related fatalities.” The company developed a multi-faceted approach to safe driving that resulted in a 50% drop in accident rates in four years.