Morrison Utility Services (MUS) group health and safety manager, Richard McCullough, has been named 2017 Safety Person of the Year at the National Skills Academy for Power (NSAP) People in Power Awards. Richard received the award for leading the development of the MUS Lone Worker App. The bespoke app was launched in 2016 and is now being used on several MUS client contracts, providing significant new safety measures for operatives working in isolation or out of hours.
Presenting the award, the NSAP awards judging panel stated: “Richard is a highly experienced and motivated individual, who led by example as the group health and safety manager. The judges credited Richard’s innovative thinking in leading the development of a lone worker app. Since then, the development of the bespoke app has set a new health and safety benchmark for the sector – the first of its kind by a UK utility contractor.
“Richard showed great initiative by underlining the importance of an inclusive approach and collaborative working. The app is now an important safety tool for Morrison Utility Services operatives, providing additional safety and a greater peace of mind.”
The People in Power Awards aim to celebrate the achievements of the leading lights in the power industry. The awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Rory Bremner, took place on 15 June at the Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton on Trent.