Safer Highways CEO, Kevin Robinson, has been named amongst the nominees for this year's most influential person in Health and Safety and at the same time urged people not to vote for him.
Safer Highways CEO Kevin Robinson has today been named amongst those shortlisted for the highly sought after accolade of the most influential person in Health and Safety for 2020.
The award, voted for by readers of the acclaimed SHP Magazine is widely considered to be one of the highest accolades bestowed upon an individual for an outstanding contribution to health and safety across the UK.
Others nominated for this years award include:
Sir Patrick Vallance
Prof Chris Witty
The RT Hon. Matt Hancock
HRH the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William)
Paul Farmer (CEO Mind)
Speaking about the honour of being mentioned alongside such widely respected individuals Mr Robinson said,
"Firstly thank you to SHP for recognising the work of Safer Highways over the course of the last few months.
"At the start of Covid-19 we took a decision to be proactive in our communications with the supply chain and to give them the information they needed to make educated decisions on how to best proceed for their business.
"That was not me alone, but instead a team effort involving collaboration from the client on the strategic network in Highways England and also contractors passing us information."
During this time Safer Highways have also conducted their second annual "Thriving at Work" survey into the provision of support around Mental Health in the workplace for all of those who work on the public highway, with the results due to be announced on the 2nd December, and despite challenging conditions the organisation has seen a 40% uplift in respondents - many of whom are SME's.
Speaking about his nomination Mr Robinson expressed a pride in being mentioned but also urged readers to vote for others rather than himself.
Explaining this he said,
"Whilst I see it as an honour to be shortlisted I don't see myself as worthy of mention alongside the other nominees.
"They are truly influencers as individuals, my only influence comes from the collective that is Safer Highways.
"I have always said that it is an honour to lead this great group of like-minded individuals and is not about 'Kevin Robinson'
"Therefore what I would implore people to do is to vote for others such as Andrew (Sharman) who during lockdown founded the 1% Safer Foundation or Patrick or Chris who have been the science behind getting us to an end game with regards to this horrible pandemic.
"In a year of adversity where health and safety has had to step up lets truly recognise those who have made a contribution and really walked the walk."
To vote and see the full list of nominees click here