Scottish Safety Award
This year, Electrical Safety First’s award for Best Electrical Safety Project, at the SELECT Electrotechnical Awards, was won by Fife Council.
Held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Glasgow, the awards ceremony celebrates the brightest and best of Scottish talent in the electrical sector.
“This is the 7th year we have sponsored the award”, explains Phil Buckle, Director General of Electrical Safety First. “It gives us the opportunity to highlight and celebrate those companies that are championing electrical safety within their working practice. Awards are all about identifying and highlighting examples of best practice, so that industry can continue to raise the bar for the benefit of all.”
Fife Council received the award for an innovative collaboration with Perth and Kinross Council, to improve their electrical inspection regime – a process Perth and Kinross had previously undertaken in their area. The partnership promoted knowledge transfer – including electrical safety awareness – and the cost effectiveness of sharing expertise, in a major maintenance programme for public buildings.
“In times of austerity when local councils are having to tighten the purse-strings, we must always ensure that safety is not compromised”, adds Andy Graham, Project Manager of Fife Council. “The partnership between our two local authorities has been mutually beneficial and ensured constituents know that funding is used as effectively as possible. We are delighted to win this Electrical Safety First award, as safe electrical working is fundamental to our approach and key to the development of our building services staff.”
- Electrical Safety First is a UK charity committed to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electricity.
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