VPS Site Security wins Construction Industry Award

CN Specialists winner
Gala Awards ceremony
Andy Fergus collects the trophy

In front of hun­dreds of indus­try lead­ers, the win­ners of the Con­struc­tion News Spe­cial­ists Awards were revealed at The Brew­ery in Lon­don, Octo­ber 2021.

Site secu­ri­ty spe­cial­ist VPS tri­umphed dur­ing a rig­or­ous judg­ing process in front of an expert pan­el of judges, to win Equip­ment Spe­cial­ist of the Year.

VPS has har­nessed a broad range of inno­va­tions to keep plant, fuel and equip­ment secure, whilst also improv­ing road con­struc­tion safe­ty, which remains among the riski­est jobs in the UK. Through­out the project, VPS deployed solar-pow­ered cam­era tow­ers, mobile vari­able-mes­sage signs and over-height detec­tion sys­tems along a busy series of diver­sions, round­abouts and junc­tions. Cam­eras fed into a safe­ty sys­tem that gave an audi­ble alert to work­ers when­ev­er vehi­cles entered their work­space, while anoth­er inno­v­a­tive sys­tem warned road users through dig­i­tal mes­sage boards when­ev­er works traf­fic was about to join the main carriageway.

The Awards judges were impressed with the com­bined use of tech­nolo­gies in an equip­ment pack­age”. They added: VPS dis­played strong sus­tain­abil­i­ty cre­den­tials that helped it to deliv­er the first car­bon-neu­tral road project.”

Over the past 18 months, through­out the pan­dem­ic, spe­cial­ists have worked incred­i­bly hard to deliv­er the results their clients need. Very often they have done so under tremen­dous pres­sure to get the job done while keep­ing every­one on site as safe as human­ly possible.

The Award win­ners amply demon­strate how much the con­struc­tion sec­tor is doing, through inno­va­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion, to deliv­er out­stand­ing projects while con­tribut­ing to com­mu­ni­ties, train­ing the next gen­er­a­tion, and ris­ing to the chal­lenges of cli­mate change.