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Cemex UK shortlisted for Health & Safety Excellence award

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Cemex UK has been shortlisted for the Health & Safety Excellence category at the Construction News Specialists Awards, which will take place on 19 March 2014 in London. The awards recognise the best specialist contractors in the UK, assessing their work across 16 categories and covering the whole range of the industry. All shortlisted companies will present to a judging panel of over 50 major contractors, clients and industry leaders.

Cemex aims to put its health and safety policy above other important aspects of the business, including cost and production. It has worked to change attitudes towards health and safety, increasing its focus on 'interdependence' or getting employees to live the culture of looking out for each other. The company received 14 Occupational Health and Safety (RoSPA) awards in 2013.

The company has also carried out research into improving cyclist safety and invested in vehicle safety measures, driver training and awareness events to educate cyclists about the blind areas around large goods vehicles. To date, over 5000 cyclists have sat in a Cemex vehicle cab to learn about the road from a driver’s perspective. In 2013, Cemex hosted a round table with key stakeholders to share key scientific research undertaken in conjunction with Loughborough University into vehicles’ blind areas and highlight safety measures used on the company’s fleet.

2014 shortlist for the Health & Safety Excellence category

  • AR Demolition
  • Cantillon
  • Cemex
  • Eurovia Group
  • Lanes Group
  • Morrison Utility Services
  • MWH
  • Nomenca

Find more information about the Construction News Specialists Awards here.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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