Clancy Plant Ltd has been selected as a finalist in the Health and Safety Excellence category of the 2017 Construction News Awards, making the shortlist from among a fantastic number of entrants.

The business has been selected due to the ‘i-am’ technology – developed entirely in-house by Steve Davies, Head of Innovation and Specialist Tooling and his team. It has been a breakthrough in achieving safer on-site plant operation. It significantly reduces the risk of human error and workplace injury and prevents dangerous, unauthorised access by unqualified persons.

Every team member has a personalised i-am card which holds a secure record of their current training and certifications. Specialist equipment can only be activated when the i-am card of an authorised and competent user is inserted into the on-board card reader, meaning only those who are fully-trained and approved to operate specific plant may do so.

Before the awards, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 60-strong jury, made up of the most influential clients and experts in the UK.

This year the judging line-up includes tens of the country’s top clients, including:

  • Louise Ellison, head of sustainability, Hammerson
  • Mike Grice, construction director, Battersea Power Station Development
  • Tony Mars, head of design, construction and delivery, Sainsbury’s
  • Flan McNamara, construction director, Sellar Property Group
  • Simon Newton, head of engineering (projects), London Underground
  • Linda Shillaw, divisional chief executive, property, Manchester Airport

This year the Construction News Awards are celebrating their 21 years of celebrating the very best contractors in the UK.

CN editor Tom Fitzpatrick said: “This year’s Construction News Awards shortlist showcases the best that UK construction has to offer, both for the economy and for communities across the UK and internationally.

“In uncertain economic times ahead of Brexit, construction businesses are getting on with keeping the UK moving. They are building the infrastructure, homes and workplaces this country desperately needs and we’re proud to recognise those companies striving to create an ever more productive, diverse and talented industry.”

The winners will be announced on 13 July 2017 at a glamorous ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, where over 1,400 of the industry’s elite will join together for a night of entertainment, celebration and networking.

The full list of finalists and more information can be found at:

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