CW Awards 2015: Health & Safety Initiative awarded

ALEC scooped the Health & Safety Initiative award at the prestigious Construction Week Awards 2015

ALEC was awarded for its HSE efforts.
ALEC was awarded for its HSE efforts.

ALEC was named for the Healthy & Safety Initiative of the Year for its Action Notice System at the Construction Week Awards 2015 held on Wednesday, 9 December at InterContinental – Dubai Festival City.

According to one of the judges, “the Action Notice System (ANS) is designed to identify unsafe acts and conditions in the workplace with a view to addressing them before they occur".

The system combines an Action Notice Book with a software-based register that tracks each individual non-conformance raised by the HSE Officers.

This year’s highly commended HSE Initiative of the Year award went to Brookfield Multiplex for its Work at Heights Safe Working Platform.

Wynand du Preez, regional central construction risk manager at ALEC, said: "It's a huge privilege to have won the award, especially since we've been highly commended a couple of times.

"It feels very good to receive the positive feedback which implies we are on the right track and doing the right thing." 

Revealing his plans for ALEC's HSE strategy in 2016, Du Preez added: "We hope to continue with and expand our Safety Cadet programme next year." 

Other shortlisted nominees in the category included A’Seeb Wastewater Project - Parsons International and Company LLC, Al Wakrah Stadium, KEO, ALEC Safety Cadet programme – ALEC, Arabian MEP Contracting's Health & Safety Initiative, Arcadis HSE Initiative – Arcadis, Brookfield Multiplex Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Training Roadshow, Campaign to Raise HSE Awareness - Carillion Alawi, e-Bam Programme - BAM Higgs & Hill LLC, Health and Safety Roadmap 2020, Carillion, RAK Ceramics Health Awareness - RAK Ceramics, Safety Stand Down - Al Futtaim Carillion, Self-Retracting Lanyard - Larsen & Toubro, Strive to Safe Drive - Bahwan Engineering Company, Training & Workshops - Trans Gulf Electromechanical LLC, and Walk the Wonders Challenge, CH2M.

An independent panel of eight judges made up of industry professionals from across the GCC and throughout the construction sector came up with the final decision in each of the 14 categories.

Construction Week Awards 2015 was supported by Platinum Sponsors FAMCO and Arcadis, Gold Sponsors Liebherr GENAVCO, Nora, ALEC and Logical Contracting, Category Sponsors Projacs, Kone, Aecom, Atkins, Soprema and Brookfield Multiplex, Official Aluminium Extruder NAPCO, Supporting Association The Chartered Institute of Building, and Social Media Sponsor, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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