KN Circet’s UK Rail team led by Alec Gediking (Project Manager) received an award for Beacon Status in August 2017 from London Underground.
The Beacon award scheme recognises suppliers who demonstrate outstanding performance in health and safety. Transport for London only awards this accolade to contractors who consistently demonstrate a commitment to improving and maintaining high standards of health and safety. KN Circets’ HSEQ ethos supports the London Underground safety mantra “Everyone home safe and healthy every day”.
The Beacon scheme is based on the Considerate Constructors Scheme, but demands even higher standards and has additional requirements, because of the potentially hazardous rail environment. Tube Lines introduced the scheme in 2006 to help ensure that all work at its project sites and maintenance depots is undertaken safely and considerately.
The criteria for the Beacon site award fall into five categories:
- Safety and health
- Management and values