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Pat O’Donnell & Co. Present Northstone NI with Health & Safety Award
David Burke
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Pat O’Donnell & Co. Present Northstone NI with Health & Safety Award

Northstone (NI) Ltd has been congratulated for its health & safety procedures at the annual Plant & Civil Engineer Plant, Construction & Quarry Awards.

According to the judging panel, all entrants in this category were to be highly commended for the initiatives they take, but “Northstone was a clear winner with a carefully thought through initiative designed to lay out clear and specific requirements that provides consistency across all of it operations.”

Northstone (NI) Ltd is part of the largest construction and building materials group in Northern Ireland and is made up of three operational divisions, namely Farrans, Northstone Materials and CUBIS Systems.

It is a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH plc, the international building materials group, employing in the region of 100,000 people; CRH plc is now the second largest building materials group in the world.

Northstone Materials is a major supplier of quarry products, ready mixed concrete, bituminous coated materials, concrete roof tiles, concrete blocks and bricks as well as sand within Northern Ireland. Northstone products are also exported to Great Britain.

Catching the attention of the judges was the company’s CRH 16 Life Saving rules Initiative, which covers machinery, transport, contractors, working at height and other high risk activities.

With 13 separate categories, the annual ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry’ awards, organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Plant & Civil Engineer magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd., is regarded as the premier event in the Plant, Construction and Quarry calendar, attracting entries, support and sponsorship from all the leading players in the industry.

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