Heathrow Development Safety Awards

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Ferrovial Agroman receives accolades for its commitment to Health & Safety on Heathrow projects.

The very first Heathrow Development Safety Awards ceremony was held on Thursday 31st January 2013 at the Marriott Hotel, Bath Road. Attended by representatives from the numerous companies involved in Heathrow Development Projects, the evening showcased the excellent work being carried out across the airport’s construction activity from a Health & Safety perspective.

It was a particularly rewarding evening for Ferrovial Agroman since it received the highest accolades for Health and Safety leadership for its Terminal 2A, Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage, Terminal 2A Stands, and Terminal 2B Apron projects.

Among the awards presented on the evening were:

Leadership Award (Winner)

Ferrovial Agroman and HETCo, the joint venture company formed with Laing O’Rourke for the construction of Terminal 2A, were awarded the Leadership prize twice in recognition of the individuals or teams that have made a significant contribution to the reduction of accidents and incidents.

Sean Rath, Airport Civils HSE Manager, for outstanding contribution and leadership across Ferrovial Agroman activities at Heathrow.
Richard Byrne, HETCo HSE Manager, for his commitment and exemplary approach to Health and Safety at Terminal 2A.

Project award (Highly Commended)

Awarded to Ferrovial Agroman in recognition of the T3IB project for demonstrating an outstanding Health & Safety performance and for moving the Heathrow Health & Safety agenda forward in 2012.

Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage: More steel than is in the Eiffel Tower has gone into the T3IB building in 7 months without any impact to operations or the project Health & Safety record. This was just one of the factors that makes this project truly stand out and led to its recognition at the awards.

Individual Award (Winner)

HETCo was awarded in recognition of the person who has made an extraordinary commitment or contribution to Health and Safety at Heathrow.

Sam Doble, HETCo for championing the 12 for 2012 Health and Safety campaign throughout the year.

Individual Award (Highly Commended)

Francois Swanepoel, HETCo for leading on all lifting operations at T2A and introducing a number of safety initiatives to reduce risk.
Hedley Pollard, Lindner, (HETCo supplier at T2A) for his proactive approach to Health & Safety ensuring Lindner had a zero accident rate in 2012.

Support Team (Highly Commended)

In recognition of the support group or team that has reduced a Health & Safety risk and advanced the Health & Safety agenda at Heathrow.

Logistics Team, HETCo for their work behind the scenes at T2A, ensuring the health and safety of our workforce comes first.

Supervisor Award (Winner)

To recognise the supervisor who has made an extraordinary commitment and contribution to Health & Safety at Heathrow.

Liam Burns, Watson Steel, (Ferrovial Agroman supplier at T3IB) for creating a safety culture within the workforce at T3IB that promotes health and safety as being of equal importance to production. His leadership and commitment to accident prevention has meant his team has been able to deliver high quality steel works to the client’s requirements without compromising on health and safety.

Approach to Behavioural Safety (Winner)

An award for the implementation of a behavioural safety programme which has contributed greatly.

  • Astins, (HETCo supplier at T2A) for their Make a Difference campaign

Ferrovial Agroman would like to congratulate all of those who were recognised at the event and to all of those nominated for the Heathrow Development Awards. We look forward to continuing to work tirelessly in collaboration with our clients and supply chain to ensure that Health and Safety on our sites remains a non-negotiable value.


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