The team at the M20 J3-5 SMP scheme in Kent are so honoured to have been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories at this years National Building and Construction Awards. It’s a great reflection on the immense amount of effort put in by each an every one of our team throughout the scheme and the two categories we are representing make me personally proud.
The Health & Safety of our own people and the travelling public is paramount and the energy and determination that not just our dedicated Health & Safety team, but every member of the workforce put into managing safety, paid dividends for our scheme with over 1.3 million hours worked without a RIDDOR reportable incident. The health and mental health of our people was also given an especially strong focus with Mental Health First Aider training and Mental Health Stand Downs ensuring we all took the time to talk about Mental Health issues and look out for our colleagues.
Having good relationships with the communities within which we work is vital for the success of any scheme and this was especially important for us, as the section of the M20 on which we were working on passes through local communities with lots of residents living close to the scheme. Therefore, to have the tremendous efforts that our team put into listening to and working with our local communities, recognised and shortlisted as a finalist in the Community Engagement award category is especially heart-warming.
All of those shortlisted as National Building and Construction Award finalists with us should be justifiably proud of their achievements. They represent all that is great about our wonderful industry and I look forward to celebrating with them all.
Mike McMillan – Kier Highways Project Manager for M20 J3-5 SMP