Press Release

Balfour Beatty soars to success at the Team Heathrow Health and Safety Awards

15 October 2019


Balfour Beatty was praised at the Team Heathrow Health and Safety awards ceremony last week, as it secured two prestigious awards, the ‘Passenger Health and Safety award’ and the ‘Samantha Christie Award for Exemplary Individual’.

Balfour Beatty was recognised for its innovative approach to reducing passenger interface while upgrading decaying glazing modules within the roof light system at Terminal 4 while Paul Staples, Senior Site Manager for Balfour Beatty’s Terminal 4 project at Heathrow, was commended for his commitment to improving health, safety and wellbeing and implementing best practice.

In addition, Balfour Beatty was named runner up in the ‘Innovation Excellence’ category for its remote-controlled inspection vehicle which enables operatives to conduct site and environmental inspections remotely.  

Steve O’Sullivan, UK Head of Aviation at Balfour Beatty, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and I am delighted that we have been commended for our proactive approach to health, safety and wellbeing.

“These awards not only recognise our commitment to embedding new practices across our business but also to our people who work tirelessly to provide an exemplary service for our customers and the travelling public alike.”

Balfour Beatty was appointed to the Heathrow Airport Limited Delivery Integrator Framework in 2014 and is responsible for delivering individual projects valued between £500,000 and £70 million. Additionally, the company was awarded a £170 million contract in 2016 to upgrade baggage screening and handling systems at the Airport.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 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 and Hong Kong. Over the last 110 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 National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
  • Balfour Beatty has significant experience in airport infrastructure development in the UK, US and Hong Kong. Our experience covers all aspects of airport and airfield work, including airport pavement construction, a full range of service installations, major passenger terminals and passenger transit facilities and airport facilities.
  • The company has established long-term relationships with airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Bristol and Dublin, founded on our ability to deliver high quality infrastructure and successfully managing the security, logistics and health and safety requirements associated with working in an airport environment.
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