Kier celebrates prestigious award wins
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities, Health
Kier is celebrating after winning a raft of prestigious industry awards for its work with housing organisations across the country. The leading repairs and maintenance provider has been recognised by both the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the British Safety Council (BSC) for its exemplar health & safety credentials.
The company, which maintains over 240,000 council properties across the country, has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health in Stoke, North Tyneside and Sheffield recognised with Gold awards in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012.
This key fixture in the health & safety calendar offers organisations a prime opportunity to showcase and share their ongoing commitment to raising health & safety standards and be part of the longest running and highly respected occupational safety awards programme.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) launched its awards programme 55 years ago to look not only at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health & safety management systems including important practices such as implementing strong leadership and workforce involvement.
Kier’s managing director for maintenance, Peter Brynes, said: “We are delighted to have started the year with such high recognition of the commitment Kier has made as a business and as an employer to improving health & safety. It is testament to this commitment by all employees, senior management and the trade union to have our policies commended by industry professionals and to have achieved such high accolades.”
Working in successful partnership with local authorities, Kier has also been presented with a distinction from the British Safety Council (BSC) further recognising its commitment to health & safety while carrying out repairs and maintenance services including Decent Homes improvements. Judged by a panel of independent health & safety professionals, Kier was recognised along with 550 other sites across the country.
Brynes continued: “At Kier, we are constantly looking for innovative new ways of working in order to best benefit all involved. These awards are a fantastic achievement on which we hope to build over the coming months.”
Kier will not be resting on its laurels following its recent winning spree as the team is already looking for further opportunities to share best practice through other awards programmes across the country.
For more information about Kier visit www.kier.co.uk/maintenance
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