Health and safety is a priority for the whole team at Millcroft, so we’re delighted that our commitment to supporting the wellbeing of our team, our clients and our delivery partners has been recognised by two major awards programmes.
We have been shortlisted in the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year category in the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) 2020, for our approach to health and safety of the Euston Station HS2 infrastructure project. The project has involved creating a partitioned work area to enable construction of eleven new 400m-long platforms while protecting both workers and the public. We installed a 230m x 8m modular acoustic protection panel, believed to be the largest protective panel system ever installed in Europe, which provides protection from explosions, crowd surges and noise. We also designed a support scaffold using Kentiledge to secure the safety of the installation and worked within a challenging schedule of overnight non-operational windows to ensure the safety of our teams.
We have also been shortlisted in the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Category in the Construction News Awards 2020, after submitting an entry that highlights our achievements as RoSPA Gold Medal company, with a RoSPA Gold Fleet Award and FORS Gold accreditation. Our award submission also discussed the work we’ve been doing to raise awareness of mental health issues and address the stigma around the topic. It highlighted the training we’ve put in place to equip our team and our customers to recognise the symptoms of poor mental health so that they can seek help for themselves or others.
We’re looking forward to finding out whether our shortlisted entries have been successful. Either way, being named as finalists is an accolade we’re extremely proud of, and we’d like to thank our team, our clients and our delivery partners for being part of our health & safety achievements.