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Industrial Services Division Wins Safety Award

19 April 2012

Costain’s industrial services division, Promanex, has won a health and safety award for helping a site achieve 500,000 man-hours RIDDOR free during the first phase construction of a waste to energy combined heat and power plant in Runcorn, Greater Manchester.

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995) and is under the auspices of the Health and Safety Executive.

Promanex won the award for contributing to the overall number of incident and injury free man-hours achieved during the first phase of the project. 

Keppel Seghers is constructing the plant on behalf of Viridor Waste Management for the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) and will provide an integrated solution for the 1.3 million tonnes of municipal waste the Authority handles each year.  Work has started on Phase Two which will treat an additional 375,000 tonnes of solid recovered fuel per year derived from household waste.

“Ninety per cent of our work involves working at height - from scaffolding, cherry pickers or platforms - which increases the potential risk of an accident. We are therefore delighted to receive this award and I would like to thank everyone involved on this project for their great attitude towards health and safety and their excellent workmanship during the job,” said Mark Dixon, Sector Director, Costain Industrial Services.