Highways Triumphs In Considerate Constructors Awards
5 July 2016
Four Costain Highways projects have been hailed as shining examples of best practice in this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards.
The Heysham to M6 Link Road and the A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling, a joint venture with Ferrovial, won Gold Awards. The M42 Junction 6 Improvements gained a Silver Award, and the Hammersmith Flyover Strengthening Works won Bronze.
The Heysham to M6 Link Road project was commended for its “exceptional” presentation of the main compound and satellite areas that, said the judges, conveyed “a highly professional impression”. They also liked the project’s wide range of community involvement, and outstanding standards of health and safety and environmental management. “The provision of an occupational nurse on site has been of great benefit to the workforce, some of whom are working away from home and without easy access to their regular GP.”
Antony Crowley, Community Relations Officer collected the award on behalf of the project. He said: “This is a fantastic result. The project team have been focused not only on the image that the site portrays but also on the smaller, everyday interactions with our neighbours. These all go towards leaving a lasting legacy. It also recognises the efforts that have been made in ensuring that we have a healthy and happy team. This is an excellent achievement for us all.”
Meanwhile the A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling won praise for its “remarkable” performance in delivering consistently high standards in works spread over a very large total area. Its support for neighbours and local communities was also applauded, as was a “very high standard” of welfare provision, with campaigns to raise awareness of health issues and a nurse available on a weekly basis. Summed up the judges: “An all round outstanding performance evidenced a site team that was unstinting in its commitment to improving the image of the construction industry.”
Commented Mike Petter, CCS Chairman: “It is our privilege to reward the efforts of all those involved in projects which set the bar in terms of considerate construction. We never fail to be impressed each year by the high levels of innovation and excellence evidenced throughout the industry.
“Each award-winning project serves as a shining example to the industry as to what can be achieved across a range of different sized projects and in all sectors of the industry. “
For more information on the CCS, go to www.ccscheme.org.uk
Costain Communications Department