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Shield Employee Awards For November

November’s Employee Of The Month and Ian Story Health & Safety Champion Awards Revealed

November was, once again, a solid month for nominations across both awards, with a number of our colleagues gaining worthy mentions.  Barry Lewis and his Singleton Hospital team were winners of the Employee of the Month Award, whilst Michelle Sambells (Truro) and Anthony Neile, Dean Karim and Dan Large (All Warrington) were joint winners of the Ian Story Health and Safety Champion award.

Shield Asbestos Services’ Managing Director, Paul Lillis nominated Barry and the ‘Singleton Team’, following this glowing review from the client, Just a few words to thank you for your help and assistance at Singleton Hospital. You commenced works on ward 12b in phase 1 in June 2021. You have now just completed the last Ward 1A on phase 4 December 2023. This represents approximately a 30-month period on site. Your involvement commenced many months earlier as you were heavily involved in the pre-construction process that outlined the way that Kier was to approach this project.

We are grateful for your commitment to the project and the way that you and your team conducted themselves throughout the period. This made the removal of the asbestos material a safe and clean operation for the following trades to undertake their works. The works were carried out in a live hospital environment with no incidents recorded and are a credit to your team. We are hopeful that we receive your continued support on future projects and that they will be carried out in the same professional and safe manner as we have witnessed at the Singleton Project.

Shield’s SHEQ team nominated Michelle for her commitment as the SHEQ Representative for Truro. The SHEQ team commented, Michelle has been an asset to the SHEQ team since becoming a SHEQ representative for the Truro Branch during the summer. She always thinks outside the box and asks questions that improve the business. Not only does she ensure all branch health and safety procedures are followed, but is always at hand if we have any general enquiries or require a task to be completed. Michelle is very passionate about her role and this shows in every task she completes to the highest standard. She plays an invaluable role within the team, always taking on more to help maintain health and safety within the workplace whilst also supporting site personnel.”

Ryan Lillis, Asbestos Operations Director for the North, nominated Anthony, Dean and Dan for their commitment to health and safety on a new nuclear site. Ryan commented, “Anthony Neile, Dean Karim & Dan Large started work on the Sellafield power station project site. With it being a high-level security nuclear site the lads have had to tick many of the necessary boxes required just to be allowed access and have had to carry out many safety courses. We have had really good feedback from the main client about how professional the lads are. Well done lads keep up the great work.

Luke House, Shield Services Group Chairman, stated, “Another strong month for nominations, and we have a group of really worthy winners, who are demonstrating fantastic values both for themselves and our Group.  I know that Ian Story would have been proud of the Warrington team and their commitment to health and safety. Congratulations to you all.

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