Health and Safety Award

The Mick George Group has been praised by Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd in its delivery of the Bulk Earthworks phase of a project to construct a new Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Ware.

The site on Westmill Road, Ware has been labelled as the first ‘supersite’ in the country courtesy of its exclusive capabilities for depositing waste without the need for lifting or carrying materials up steps.

The facility is four times larger than the existing premises and has been modernised to handle up to 300,000 visits a year and up to 10,000 tonnes of waste a year.

The development is seen to be critical in satisfying the anticipated population growth in the Hertfordshire region over the next 15 years, courtesy of the 100,000 new homes that are projected to be built.

At an official event in Watford on Wednesday 16th October, Mick George Earthworks was recognised in two separate categories (Health & Safety and Innovation & Technology) for their performance.

A representative from Mick George Earthworks also scooped the ‘Individual Award for Making Safety Personal’. Site Supervisor, Shaun Hegarty was rewarded after safely negotiating a potentially hazardous event, that saw him diverting surplus operatives away from a dangerous plant exclusion zone and open excavation. The award was presented by Tom Kerins - Operations Director, Balfour Beatty UK Construction Services South.

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They said:

Michael George, Managing Director at the Mick George Group commented: ‘’Construction sites are complex locations which is why the business invests a lot of resource in Health and Safety initiatives to ensure that our employees remain safe at all times’

George continued: ‘’It’s pleasing to see that this is paying dividends and that the vigilance of our staff on this occasion, has resulted in the avoidance of harm to other stakeholders involved with the project.’’