Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is celebrating being shortlisted in three categories for a major national awards scheme.
The company is in the running for three separate honours in this year’s prestigious Highways Awards 2017, including ‘Site Safety Initiative’, ‘Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry’ and ‘Apprentice of the Year’.
Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac’s Contracting business, said: “We are delighted that so many examples of Tarmac’s innovation and hard work have been recognised in the Highways Awards scheme’s shortlistings.
“Being shortlisted in these categories demonstrates our commitment to the health and safety of our workforce and our technical highways expertise, as well as the talent of our next generation of employees. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed and wishing everyone the very best of luck for what is set to be a very competitive awards night.”
Tarmac’s introduction of its new ‘5+2 People and Plant Segregation’ scheme led to it making the final list for the ‘Site Safety Initiative’ award. The innovative system not only provides visual high-intensity lighting to identify safety exclusion zones on site, but reduces the risk to road workers by minimising their exposure to plant and machinery.
The company’s use of state-of-the-art automated paving technology in collaboration with Carillion on the new Morpeth Northern Bypass in Northumberland secured a shortlisting for the ‘Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry’ category. The technology not only boosts paving quality and efficiency, but produces an abundance of data that can lead to significant financial savings for clients.
Richard Denman is part of Tarmac’s national apprenticeship programme, which offers training and workplace learning to young people across the UK who are taking their first steps in a career in construction. His rapid progression and ability to grasp new skills has impressed senior colleagues, and his personal achievements to date have put him in contention for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award.
The winners of the Highways Awards are set to be announced at a glamorous event and gala dinner on 18 October in London, which will be hosted by TV presenter Julia Bradbury.