Press Release

Balfour Beatty Engineering Construction receives prestigious Order of Distinction at RoSPA Awards 2016

15 July 2016


Balfour Beatty’s Engineering Construction business has been honoured at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards ceremony. Having obtained its fifteenth consecutive Gold Award, Balfour Beatty has received the prestigious Order of Distinction. As part of its submission, Balfour Beatty highlighted that over an 11 year period, 25 projects and 2.5 million work hours were completed with no reportable injuries.

Balfour Beatty’s 30 year involvement at Sellafield continues with the award of a further three new projects. These will all be subject to the same stringent safety protocols that have been recognised by RoSPA. The Balfour Beatty delivery teams will adhere to their many initiatives to improve safety, and ensure its strong safety culture is implemented throughout the entire life cycle of the project.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.

Simon Lafferty, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Engineering Construction business, said: “I am delighted we have received the Order of Distinction. Safety is, and always will be Balfour Beatty’s number one priority – it’s our license to operate.  We work hard to ensure we engage our workforce in all aspects of safety to remove the risk of harm on our sites.”



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Notes to editors:
Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 34,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.

Our main geographies are the UK, US, Middle East and South East Asia. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the world’s biggest shopping mall in Dubai, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Photograph: Balfour Beatty team receiving prestigious Order of Distinction at RoSPA Awards 2016award

Vivienne Dunn

Senior Media & PR Manager