Fazakerley man nets safety award for his work
at Aintree Hospital
FAZAKERLEY'S Andrew Wade, who has worked on the
Aintree University Hospital site for 5 years as the construction team helped
to develop the new urgent care and trauma facilities at the Hospital, has
been awarded first prize in his company's national health and safety
The award, for individual
contribution to zero harm was presented in the Midlands by Andrew's company,
BAM Construct UK, which employs around 3000 people across the UK working on
over 100 projects.
A skilled operative who lives in
Fazakerley, Liverpool, Andrew said:- "After spending four years in the
Armed Forces and six years as a telescopic handler operator, I wanted to prove
myself a valuable part of the construction team."
His initiatives developed BAM's
existing practices, including more frequent breakdowns of performance on
site and early weather warnings. With his colleagues, Andrew even escorted a
family of ducklings to safety across the site.
Rob Bailey, BAM's construction
manager for the scheme, said:- "I'm delighted for Andrew. Not only has
he thoroughly earned the recognition, but of all the clients to whom you might
wish to show a successful health and safety culture, a Hospital must rank top."
It came on the same night that
the Urgent Care and Trauma Centre, built by BAM and designed by IBI, won:-
'project of the year' at the Health Estate and Facilities Management Association
(Hefma) Awards. The award was received by Aintree University Hospital's
Director of Estates and Facilities, Paul Fitzpatrick.
Hefma judges said:- "As
well as the Trauma and Emergency Department, the new Centre also houses a
Critical Care and Cardiology Department, theatres, a CT scanner and a
Fracture Clinic, all co-located with a dedicated helipad. The aim was to bring all
of the key services associated with dealing with major trauma together in
one area. The space did not exist on site to start from scratch with a
new build, so the existing facility had to be refurbished and reconfigured
to create additional service capaCity whilst keeping existing patient
services operating smoothly."
Ian Fleming, Managing Director
for BAM in the North West added:- "Liverpool is a place we've enjoyed
building in recently. Our work for Unilever is just across the Mersey, we worked
on the Walker Art Gallery, and for the University's new Materials Innovation
Factory. We've got a lot of happy clients here across all sectors."