Highways England has announced the finalists in their first Health, Safety and Wellbeing Awards, which are designed to recognise, celebrate and share achievements and excellence in health and safety performance across the industry.

The Awards will be given to individuals, teams, projects and companies in the supply chain and across Highways England who make a significant contribution to our first imperative – that no one should be harmed when travelling or working on the strategic road network.

Chief Executive Jim O’Sullivan said:

“I am delighted that we now have an award scheme dedicated to health, safety and wellbeing achievements. The quality of submissions has been very high – there is clearly great work being done within our business and the supply chain.”

Entries were judged by a panel of senior subject matter experts, and judges from the supply chain and we are delighted to see that two of the finalists in the award for ‘Excellence in Road User Safety Achievement’ are Driving for Better Business Champions – they are Skanska, one of our longest standing Business Champions and Clancy Group, our most recent Champion.

This recognition has particular importance at this time with Highways England also announcing recently that from now on, all contractors in their supply chain are going to have to demonstrate that they are managing their work-related road safety to an appropriate standard.

Both these companies have shown great success, not just in reducing collisions and improving overall safety for those driving for work, but in going much further to create strong and sustainable safety cultures which have made a major contribution to their achievements.

You can read both case studies in detail here

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The full list of award finalists appears below. The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 7th March in London.

Award finalists:

Health and Safety Innovation

  • Supply Chain: AECOM – Project TOPCat – Traffic Officer Patrol Camera Technologies
  • Supply Chain: Atkins – Design Office Safety Tours
  • Supply Chain: Balvac Ltd – Breaking Down Hand Arm Vibration
  • Supply Chain: Carnell Support Services and Kier Highways – SafetyCam Collaboration between Carnell and Kier
  • Supply Chain: Mott MacDonald Limited – Dartford Tunnel Portals Lighting Solution
  • Supply Chain: TRL & ROWSaF – Short Term Closure Framework
  • Supply Chain: WJ Group – WJ Guardian System
  • Highways England: Safety, Engineering & Standards H&S Team – A step change in incident reporting
  • Highways England: Safety, Engineering & Standards Incident Prevention Team – Vehicle Load Security working with the Health and Safety Laboratory

Excellence in Road User Safety Achievement

  • Supply Chain: Clancy Group – Clancy Work Related Safety Programme
  • Supply Chain: Skanska – Driving for Better Business
  • Supply Chain: Virtus, in collaboration with the Institute of Highway Engineers and Aston CPD – Industry collaboration provides professional certification to improve road user safety
  • Highways England: Corporate Affairs & Communications Directorate – Marketing Team supported by George & Dragon – Vehicle Checks campaign
  • Highways England: Operations & the North West Traffic Officer Service – Traffic Officer Road Safety Leads
  • Highways England: Safety, Engineering & Standards – Andrew Eade, Incident Management Requirements Team – Vehicle Recovery Industry – All Lanes Running safe working protocols

Project of the Year (Supply Chain only)

  • A-One+ and Carnell – A20 Dover Operation Tap
  • Balfour Beatty/Skanska – M25 J30/A13 Corridor Relieving Congestion Scheme
  • Skanska – M1 J19 Project
  • Tarmac – A1 Darrington to Dishforth

Graduate/Apprentice of the Year

  • Supply Chain– A14 Integrated Delivery Team – Clare Stacy
  • Supply Chain – AECOM – Jessica Dunn
  • Supply Chain – Mway Comms – Ryan McLean
  • Highways England – Amelia Kirwan

Health & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

  • Supply Chain: AECOM – Wellness Tracker
  • Supply Chain: Amey/Highways Area7 – Supporting Mental Health at Amey
  • Supply Chain: Amey – Highways England Health & Safety Award, Innovation Wearable Technology (Ubiquitousware)
  • Supply Chain: CHC Highways – Better Health at Work
  • Supply Chain: Graham Construction – Connect – An innovative, ROI focused whole person development programme.
  • Supply Chain: HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd – Breaking the Silence: Improving Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace.
  • Highways England: Regional Investment Programme YNE – Open for traffic team – Health and Wellbeing Programme for Regional Investment Programme YNE

Excellence in Health & Safety Performance

  • Supply Chain: Balfour Beatty Vinci – Reducing the Risk of Service Strikes
  • Supply Chain: Interserve Construction Limited – Delivering Safely on the M11 J8a Resurfacing Scheme
  • Supply Chain: Kier Highways Ltd – Development of a Safety Culture
  • Supply Chain: Mway Comms – Mway Comms H&S Journey
  • Supply Chain: Osborne – STOP Think!
  • Supply Chain: Tarmac – Tarmac Speed Zone: Managing the vehicle/worker interface on the A42
  • Highways England: Safety, Engineering & Standards – Andrew Eade & Rebecca Claytor, Incident Management Requirements Team – Traffic Officer Service Procedures Manual Rationalisation
  • Highways England: Safety, Engineering & Standards – Matthew Sykes and Martin Sunderland Structures Delivery Group – Taking H&S seriously and not walking by