Khansaheb delivers Heriot-Watt campus “Accident-Free”
Khansaheb Civil Engineering has successfully delivered Heriot-Watt campus over a ten-month period with over one million man-hours worked without a lost-time injury. This marks another significant Health and Safety milestone for Khansaheb. This project amongst many others in 2020 has ensured Khansaheb Civil Engineering has achieved one of its key safety objectives of working one full calendar year without a reportable accident. In fact, as a business, Khansaheb has now worked 17 consecutive months without a reportable accident and has worked 39 million man hours in the process.
Commenting on the achievement, Khansaheb Managing Director, Stephen Flint said, “Safety is our first priority, and this milestone is yet another testament to the effectiveness of our HSE standards and our ‘Aim to be Accident Free’ initiative. We have spent over 10 years continually improving the way we go to work and our HSE statistics show year on year improvement.”
“Our excellent Health and Safety standards have become cultural and this has enabled us to send all of our employees home from work, safely, accident-free for 17 consecutive months on each and every Khansaheb project” he added.
“Reaching 1 Million safe man-hours on a project of this complexity is a fantastic achievement. This is testament to Khansaheb’s excellent HSE management standards, their effective implementation and worker compliance to those standards throughout the project’s duration. A fantastic achievement for everyone involved!” commented Martin Green, HSE Manager, P&DS UAE at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), the Project Management Consultant for this development.
Ross Trivet, general manager of Khansaheb’s Interiors and Joinery divisions said, “the Khansaheb HSE performance on this project is one that Heriot-Watt can be proud of and be able to say that we had “zero accidents” during the construction of this very complex fit out project.”
Heriot-Watt’s new campus has been designed keeping the future student experience in mind and will enable a digital learning environment which supports the overall delivery of Heriot–Watt’s programmes which include Data Science, Construction and Engineering, Accounting and Finance, Psychology, Architecture and Design, and Computing and AI.
The unique features of the campus include a dedicated student hub, social learning spaces, an engaging library with Study Skills spaces and provision of a Maths Gym for Maths support, and a central Student Services Centre for student administration.
The new campus will be opening the doors to its new campus in 2021. The University operates five campuses across the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as an extensive range of online study programmes.