Safety praise for con­struc­tion firm

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CON­STRUC­TION com­pany Blue­stone, which has its lo­cal head­quar­ters in Sta­tion Road, Ash­ford, has been con­grat­u­lated by the Prime Min­is­ter af­ter win­ning a top safety award from one of the world’s lead­ing train­ing ad­vi­sory bod­ies. Fol­low­ing a se­ries of tests the firm re­ceived the In­ter­na­tional Safety Award from the Bri­tish Safety Coun­cil. Chief ex­ec­u­tive David Ballard, said: “Through achiev­ing an In­ter­na­tional Safety Award, Blue­stone is help­ing to make our vi­sion of a safe work­ing en­vi­ron­ment a re­al­ity.” Only com­pa­nies with be­low av­er­age ac­ci­dent rates are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for the award and win­ners must also have ex­cel­lent safety poli­cies and a com­mit­ment to health and safety at the high­est level. Prime Min­is­ter Tony Blair, of­fered Blue­stone and other award win­ners his con­grat­u­la­tions. He said: “Th­ese awards recog­nise the crit­i­cal suc­cess they have achieved in their pur­suit of ex­cel­lence in the man­age­ment of health, safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal mat­ters.” Lo­cal man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Stephen Scard said: “At Blue­stone we have cre­ated a cul­ture of ex­cel­lent health and safety prac­tice and I’m thrilled our hard work has been recog­nised with such an im­por­tant award.”

Stephen Scard, Blue­stone man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for the south

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