Jersey Electricity wins new Health and Safety Award

Jersey Electricity won the Jersey Construction Council Norman’s Health and Safety Award at the Council’s 10th  Annual Awards Gala at the Royal Jersey Showground on Saturday – the third successive year that the Company’s commitment to Health and Safety excellence has been recognised in some way.

In 2012 Jersey Electricity achieved the maximum Five Stars in the British Safety Council Audit Programme and last November it received the prestigious British Safety Council Sword of Honour in recognition of ‘a culture of best practice for health, safety and welfare throughout the business from the boardroom to the shop floor’.

After collecting the Construction Council Award from special guest comedian Patrick Kielty, Jersey Electricity CEO Chris Ambler said: ‘I’d like to congratulate and thank all our staff. While it is a credit to our Health and Safety Representatives and Health and Safety Teams, such an award can only be attained with the commitment and diligence of everyone right through the organisation.

‘It is especially gratifying that this award has been achieved during a period of significant increased risk. La Collette has been fully operational; the use and maintenance of steam, diesel and gas turbine generators posing increased operational risks, and we have successfully and safely completed the main installation work of Normandie 3 on land and at sea, deploying a large number of contractors which itself poses risks.’    

The Jersey Electricity-sponsored Sustainability Award went to Morris Architects Limited for the second year running for their work on the refurbishment of La Collette High Rise Tower of behalf of the States Housing Department.

Super insulated roofs, an external insulation system, new high performance aluminium double–glazed windows were some of the measures introduced, along with the replacement of gas with renewable electricity, that vastly improved the energy efficiency of the building and the comfort levels of residents.