Safety and Welfare Preparation Day for 2023 Season
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Yesterday was the final preparation day for the leadership teams of the Kiely crews that will be working the length and breadth of the British Isles over the coming season as we had our annual safety and welfare stand down day.

Almost 40 of the leaders were there during the day either leading, listening, or contributing with presentations, taking part in the workshops, or participating in the team building sessions that took place.

Commenting on the day afterwards, Kiely Group’s Managing Director, Mike Kiely Jnr, said “For us this is one of the most important days of the year. We are readying the team with the knowledge and skillsets required for them to carry out work for our clients across the country. Personally, they are doing so in my family’s name and so I want to be sure that they are doing this as safely as they can. Each crew member is an extension of the family business, and we think of them as such.”

During the day, delivery was taken of 8 new welfare vehicles and 4 new flatbed vans for the coming season, too.

Ross Bullerwell, a respected industry professional with multiple years of contracting experience, was recently appointed as a consultant to the business and was on hand to inspect them. Ross commented afterwards “It was a real pleasure to be asked to lead the day today. I have run contracting businesses for over 20 years now and this day of the year is potentially the most important day for every company. The fact that Kiely’s think of every member of their staff as an extension of their family means that they see safety as a given, not a requirement.”

Bullerwell continued “ It was great to see the fleet of new vehicles arrive too, it goes to show that Kiely’s place safety and welfare above profit. These vehicles are brand new for the coming season and provide excellent facilities for the crews who work in all weathers serving the UK taxpayers.”

During the interactive sessions attendees were given their opportunity to suggest their own personal wish lists to the Kiely’s Directors and, as was anticipated, a variety of suggestion were readily offered!

Watch this space for future postings about some new initiatives to further enhance the safety and welfare of the Kiely teams that you will see out about on the networks this season. If you do see a team out and about, stop and say hi to them, too. They may make you a cuppa from the unit!

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