CW Awards 2019: Health and Safety Initiative of the Year shortlist is out

Seven companies are in line for the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year honour at the CW Awards 2019

Seven companies are in line for the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year honour at the CW Awards 2019
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Seven companies are in line for the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year honour at the CW Awards 2019

The shortlisted nominees for the Health and Safety Initiative (HSE) of the Year category at the Construction Week Awards 2019 have been announced.

The award for HSE Initiative of the Year will go to the company, operating in the construction sector, which has delivered the best health and safety initiatives. The winning initiative would have made a positive contribution to advancing health and safety consciousness in construction, while also demonstrating clear practical applications and results. The HSE initiative must have been active in the GCC between October 2018 and September 2019.

One of the frontrunners for the award, ALEC’s Value-Driven HSE Initiative has been shortlisted for its efforts to increase employees’ perception and understanding of risk, and equipping them with the knowledge needed to protect themselves from harm in an ever-changing workplace.

For its contribution to the welfare of the workforce, BAM International’s New B Programme, which 9,000 workers in the Middle East have already completed, is also in the running for the top HSE award.

A common name at the CW Awards, Douglas OHI’s HSE initiative titled Say Hello, Wave Goodbye Plant Safety Awareness, which according to the company is “geared to reduce the significant risk of falls from height – one of the most common causes of fatality in the construction industry,” has also made the cut for the HSE Initiative of the Year shortlist at the CW Awards 2019.

Khatib & Alami’s shortlisted Stop the Drop campaign centres around the fall arrest system, which according to the company has never been used before anywhere in the world, and ensures greater levels of safety for workers through a self-climbing system that provides both edge protection on the active slab and protection of people from falling objects.

For promoting a culture where wellbeing is embedded and embraced by its entire workforce, Kier’s Health and Wellbeing Calendar has also been shortlisted for the top HSE honour at CW Awards 2019.

Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia’s (L&T) Golden Safety Rules, as well as WSP’s Stay Safe Together initiative that focuses on people and plant interfaces, lifting operations, working at heights, service strikes and more, are also strong contenders for the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year award.

The Construction Week Awards 2019 are supported by Platinum Sponsor, Tenderd; Gold Sponsors, ALEC, ASGC, Unec, Ramboll, Arabian Construction Co (ACC), Tenable, Atkins, Acrow Formwork Technology, JLW Middle East, Honeywell; Silver Sponsor Reed Smith; Category Sponsors, Cundall, Beaver Gulf Group, and Construction Computer Software (CCS); Social Media Sponsor, WSP; Sustainability Partner, Electrolux; Training Partner, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and Intelligence Partner, ProTenders.

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Visit the CW Awards 2019 website for more information about the event.

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