Highways Agency presents Target Zero safety awards
United Kingdom – Highways Agency presents the first Target Zero site safety awards. Three teams working on major road projects for the Highways Agency – including a junction improvement scheme near York – have been presented with Target Zero safety awards for keeping their sites safe and completing their projects without a serious accident.
Keith Miller, Highways Agency director of major projects told the winners: "You are an example to the construction industry. This is a further step towards achieving safe working conditions for the 33,000 staff employed on our projects around the strategic road network in England."
At the Highways Agency’s fifth annual major projects conference, held near Loughborough, three project teams were recognised for accident free working on their schemes over the last year.
The projects are the A64 Colton Lane junction improvement, A14 Rookery Crossroads junction improvement and the A5 Weeford to Fazeley bypass.
The three teams are: A14 Rookery Crossroads; Mowlem, Mouchel Parkman and Highways Agency TPI 2 Team.
A5 Weeford-Fazeley; Interserve & Hanson JV, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Owen Williams and Highways Agency Team 3 Leeds.
A64 Colton Lane Junction Improvement; Birse Civils Ltd, Arup, W S Atkins, and Highways Agency Team 3 Leeds.
Keith Miller said: "The Highways Agency is delighted to present awards to the three teams for projects which have been completed without any minor or major accidents.
"This is exactly what we, and the industry, want to achieve – a safe working environment for our staff. We look forward to giving the Target Zero award to more of our construction sites next year.
"We will continue to work with designers and contractors on safety issues. Our objective is that all our workers can go home to their families safe and well at the end of every working day."