We’re thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to Karl Milward, who has been honoured with the No Accident Behaviour Award from Galliford Try for December for his work on the North and East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road (N&E MMDR) scheme. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Karl’s exceptional dedication, unwavering commitment to safety, and outstanding performance as a Traffic Management Supervisor.
Karl’s journey on the N&E MMDR scheme spans six months so far, during which time he has played a pivotal role in the early stages of the scheme. His impact has been felt across various aspects of traffic management from the establishment of temporary plant crossings to the meticulous handling of road closures over the summer months. His expertise and experience are particularly evident in the way he contributes to site-wide works, demonstrating a deep understanding of the intricacies of traffic management. Some of Karl’s duties include checking and maintaining all site traffic management assets and wider scheme signage, including footpath diversions.
The N&E MMDR is a major road scheme in Leicestershire that aims to reduce town centre congestion and support growth in the local community.
Karl was nominated by Jimmy O’Flynn, Senior Site Agent from Galliford Try. In the nomination, Jimmy remarked:
“One of Karl’s standout qualities is his exemplary attendance and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. He has been consistently available for on-call duties during out-of-hours and weekends, showcasing his diligence and proactive approach to his responsibilities. His dedication to reporting through NEMO and SBD and active participation in pre=start briefings and daily 4Cs meetings further highlight his commitment to maintaining high safety standards.”
Karl showcased his exceptional coordination skills in collaboration with Severn Trent Water. His instrumental role in synchronizing traffic management efforts between different supply chain partners not only ensured the smooth co-existence of works but also contributed to the timely achievement of key project milestones.
Another shining example of Karl’s dedication occurred when he stepped in to address an issue at a roundabout on Scaffold Road. Karl not only made the works area safe but also assisted a more junior third-party traffic management operator and advised on alternate traffic management arrangements. This self-initiated act of going beyond his normal duties exemplifies Karl’s commitment to exceptional performance and customer service.
Gerry Crerand, Contracts Manager at HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd, said:
“What truly sets Karl apart is his ability to handle incidents and issues with grace and efficiency. Whether it’s dealing with vehicle breakdowns, knockdowns, replacing stolen signs and equipment, or managing unexpected challenges like an abandoned vehicle in floodwater, Karl consistently demonstrates resilience and problem-solving skills.
“In light of his outstanding contributions, Karl is a highly deserving recipient of the No Accident Behaviour Award. He is not only a valued member of the site team but also an asset to the entire project. Karl’s vast knowledge and experience in traffic management make him an invaluable resource, and his willingness to tackle any task or request demonstrates his commitment to ensuring the success and safety of the project.”
In his nomination, Jimmy O’Flynn added:
“We extend our sincere congratulations to Karl on this well-deserved achievement. His dedication, professionalism, and exemplary service make him a role model for other contractors and traffic management service providers. We are truly fortunate to have Karl on our team, contributing to the success and safety of our project. Well done, Karl!”