MEP Awards 2016: Trans Gulf wins H&S award
The MEP contractor landed the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year trophy for the second year running
Trans Gulf Electromechanical retained the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year at the 2016 MEP Middle East Awards.
The MEP contractor saw off stiff competition to win the trophy for a second year in a row.
The Trans Gulf said that this year it wanted to “create awareness and reinforce the importance of following health and safety operational control procedures”.
The company has organised several initiatives over the course of 2016 including medical camps at labour accommodation and project sites, eye tests and blood donation campaigns.
Employees’ children were encouraged to get involved by emphasising the importance of protecting individual body parts and the researching the subject with their parents and friends. This was then presented on stage to staff. \
On top of all this, the Transwood drama team was brought in to the company enact high risk activities in the form of skits.
Judges described Trans Gulfs’ series of H&S initiatives, especially by involving children and drama, as an innovative approach which was clearly raising awareness.
Accepting the award general manager Stuart McGregor said: “We are hugely proud of everyone. From our point of view this award reflects our leadership – and what they do is look after people, I believe our staff appreciate this. After all, it’s not just about the company. It is about the individuals who work there.”
His colleague Russell Gulick, who runs the health and safety department, added: “Teamwork is an important factor as well. Everyone makes sure they look after one another. At the end of the day what is most important is that we make sure everyone goes home, safe and well, to their families.”
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The MEP Middle East Awards, which this year celebrated its 10th anniversary, was held at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina on Wednesday November 16.
A big thank you to our 11 distinguisged judges: Mel Prichard, interim regional president, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); Hassan Younes, board of governors, UAE Falcon Chapter, Ashrae; Ivan Brinkley, associate director, Mace Macro; Thomas Power, director, project development, Select Group; Mohamed Juma Albahar, senior operations manager, assets management services and solution department, wasl; Maged Fares, operations manager, Middle East / Gulf States, Bam International; Christopher Seymour, head of markets and regional development director, Middle East and South Asia, Mott MacDonald; ChewPieng Ryan, associate, Middle East, Arup and chair of CIBSE UAE region; Tarek Emara, QHSE director, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East); Anwaar Al Shimmari, director, design department, Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MOID); and Majd Fayyad, technical officer, Emirates Green Building Council
A big thank you to all our sponsors: Platinium Sponsor Trimble; Gold Sponsors Betec Cad, Elemecs, Ruskin Titus, ALEMCO and FAMCO; Siliver Sponsors Faisal Jassim Trading Company, Lemnar Air Conditioning Company, and Rheem; Entertainment Sponsor Brayan Group; and Category Sponsors Atkins, Emitech, Energi People, Plafond, IMI Hydronic Engineering, and Fischer; Entertainment Sponsor Brayan Group, and Prize Giveaway Sponsor Gulf-O-Flex.
See you next year.