A key factor in the selection was Hewden’s ability to match the requirements of the contractor’s Zero Harm initiative, which aims to remove risk from all operations of the entire Balfour Beatty group.
BBUS procurement specialist Donna Stevens said: “Hewden was able to meet all of our key supplier measurements, including those around accreditation and national coverage. Most importantly, the company’s attention to safety is as stringent as our own; an important factor, and a key component of Balfour Beatty’s journey to Zero Harm across the business.”
All Hewden equipment, operators and service personnel working on site have to adhere to Balfour Beatty’s safety principles.
Hewden national account manager Chris Matthew said: “Our team works closely with Balfour Beatty to ensure our credentials are in line with the company’s safety and sustainability initiatives. This new agreement is a testament to the continuing success of our relationship with the company.
“Like us, Balfour Beatty is committed to setting industry-leading standards for health and safety. Our quality accreditations and track record in safety performance enable us to meet the standards required.
“What’s more, with our network of depots we’re able to support the company’s operations nationwide.”