As part of Kvaerner Construction’s continual commitment to the environment, health and safety, it has appointed a new senior environmental, health and safety manager who will report directly to the chief executive, Keith Clarke.
The company, which is being purchased by Swedish company Skanska, already has an EHS track record above the industry average, but recognises new legislation and increasing environmental awareness places greater emphasis on important EHS issues and is determined to remain an industry leader in these areas. Each of the company’s general contracting and specialist businesses is already engaged in a total review of their environmental, health and safety management systems.
Neil Moore, 46, joins the company as EHS manager today. He will ensure that best practice is pursued in all companies and is included in the health and safety procedures and environmental policies of all UK and overseas businesses. His role includes raising environmental awareness, while he will also produce an annual report on environmental, health and safety issues and an EHS audit to ensure companies are accountable.
Kvaerner Construction chief executive Keith Clarke said: “The construction industry as a whole recognises that its environmental, health and safety performance must be improved. This high level appointment demonstrates our commitment to ensuring environmental, health and safety performance at Kvaerner Construction remains high on the agenda and that our good track record in this vital business area is further enhanced.”
Mr Moore joins from Balfour Beatty where, for the last two years, he was health, safety and environment manager. He also led the company’s introduction of lean construction and is a member of a number of industry organisations including the Agile Construction Initiative and the Lean Construction Network. Prior to that he was project director on the £70 million A13 Dagenham contract.
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