Concrete technician Kevin Gordon was overjoyed last week to receive a very unexpected surprise.
Kevin had headed up London’s Safety Committee as chairman in 2013 and was very popular in the role, bringing many fresh ideas, and his enthusiasm towards safety is infectious. This year when we were looking for volunteers to take the helm again Kevin needed no prompting stating how much he enjoyed the role before and how pleased he would be to carry out this important role again this year, Kevin was duly voted in by all.
Last week, London was asked to nominate for Traffilog Driver recognition awards, anyone in our organisation who has made a significant improvement in driving safety, who could demonstrate passion about driving safely and exceptional dedication to encourage a culture of safe driving.
After some discussions, London put forward IHC Dennis Moriarty as the first driver in London to achieve FORS Bronze and Silver awards and also the owner of the first CEMEX readymix truck to come with the new safety door mirror installed ,Dennis is also a champion for CLOCS another London initiative and we felt he deserved recognition .
We were very pleased to hear Dennis was a winner and received a day out at Wembley, a ticket for Manchester United vs Everton FA Cup Semi Final, including dinner and beverages in the Sir Bobby Moore stand, as his prize.
Due to family commitments at the eleventh hour, Dennis was unable to attend and offered the prize back to allow someone else in CEMEX to be rewarded for their efforts towards Safety.
Now, Kevin Gordon, for his sins, is an avid Manchester United supporter, couple this with his role as Chairman of the Safety Committee and as previously mentioned an infectious enthusiasm towards safety he was the obvious choice to receive the prize and was delighted to be asked.
Kevin reported back that he had a “truly amazing day”. He ended up sitting two seas to the right of his hero Ryan Giggs and meeting many celebs such as Martin Offiah ,Martin Chivers and Alan Kennedy to name but a few. Added to all this, his team won with virtually the last kick of the game to round off the perfect day for Kevin.