Safety comes first at Kier Living Eastern

Kier Living Eastern’s commitment to protecting its’ employees and members of the public as well the environment has been recognised with two major safety awards.

The company has been awarded a Merit at the International Safety Awards for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work and three Considerate Constructors Scheme nominations for being good neighbours.

Construction Director Mark Smith said:

“We are delighted the rules and regulations we adhere to as a company at all times have been recognised by these industry watchdogs.

“It is a further endorsement of the excellent teamwork at Kier Living Eastern, our care for the safety and wellbeing of our employees and respect for the safety of the public around our sites.”

The International Safety Awards are designed to recognise and reward good health and safety management by organisations of all sizes and in all sectors around the world.

The Merit award, received from the British Safety Council, was in recognition of Kier Living Eastern’s commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during 2014. The company demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges its commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health.

The Considerate Constructors’ Scheme encourages contractors to look at the impact they have on the public while they work in sensitive locations, promoting competent management, awareness of the environment and above all neighbourliness. The scheme looks for companies who care about appearance, respect the community, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.

Three Kier Living Eastern site teams from Kingfisher Court, Spalding, The Waterfront, Worthing, and The Riverside, Little Paxton, have been recognised as excelling in all the above fields and nominated for a national award.