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HETCo sets a Heathrow record in safety

Category: General / 02 August 2013

HETCo, the Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O'Rourke joint venture, has achieved 3 million hours worked at Terminal 2A Heathrow Airport without a RIDDOR.

This extraordinary achievement has set a new record at the airport for the most RIDDOR- free hours worked for a single construction project.

Following this success, the project has also reached an industry-leading Accident Frequency Rate of 0.05.

HETCo continues to gain industry recognition for its unique approach to health and safety after previously being presented with a Gold RoSPA award, qualifying as a national finalist for the Constructing Excellence awards and being the most successful company at the Heathrow Development Safety awards 2012.

This latest achievement is testament to the engaging culture that puts health and safety at the core of every decision made by the workforce at T2A, underpinned by the commitment to ensure every single person arrives home safe each and every day.

HETCo Health and Safety Leader Sean Rath summed it up best when addressing the workforce in recognition of this achievement.

"The Senior Management Team and, without doubt, each of your families, would like to thank you for your continued efforts in engaging and leading our proactive health and safety culture."

Terminal 2A is not only being completed by HETCo on time but it is also setting the quality benchmark for construction at the airport.

HETCo is a Ferrovial Agroman Ltd and Laing O'Rourke joint venture company established to design and build the new Terminal 2A at Heathrow Airport.

Awarded the phase 1 contract in 2009 with an overall estimated investment in the region of 1bn euros,  HETCo's scope of works included the demolition of the old Terminal 2 and Queen's Building and the design and construction of the new main terminal building (T2A), aircraft stands and Cooling Station.

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