Firm's safety call is a boost for charity

PUBLISHED: 11:01 26 October 2007 | UPDATED: 20:12 01 June 2010

Mr Greely handing over the cheque to Ms Bunn outside the company’s Wisbech offices

Mr Greely handing over the cheque to Ms Bunn outside the company's Wisbech offices

WISBECH-based construction business Kier Eastern is encouraging all its site workers to help raise health and safety standards. As part of a Don t Walk By initiative throughout the Kier Group, workers are encouraged to report near-misses and help eliminat

WISBECH-based construction business Kier Eastern is encouraging all its site workers to help raise health and safety standards. As part of a Don't Walk By initiative throughout the Kier Group, workers are encouraged to report near-misses and help eliminate potential hazards.

In all, 20 sites across the region have participated in the scheme, triggering charity pledges by Kier Eastern amounting to £2,550 for St John Ambulance, which provides first-aid training for Kier Eastern staff.

All three of Kier Eastern's offices, at Norwich, Wisbech and Witham, have taken part.

Making a presentation to St John Ambulance area commissioner Jo Bunn at Kier Eastern's offices in South Brink, Wisbech, director Paul Greenly said: "A strong health and safety culture underpins all of our operations, helping to safeguard the wellbeing of everyone on site."

Ms Bunn said: "We are very grateful to Kier Eastern as this donation will help us improve the training facilities we provide in this region. This includes a new laptop computer which can be taken to company premises for a range of training presentations, including first-aid, risk assessment and moving and handling.

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