Kier | Steve Crofts joins Kier Highways as Head of Safety, Health and Environment
Kier Group, a leading infrastructure services, buildings and developments & housing group, has appointed experienced health and safety specialist Steve Crofts as its Head of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE), a newly created role for Kier Highways.
Steve has spent almost 20 years working in health and safety positions, most recently as head of health, safety and wellbeing at Thames Tideway. In this position, Steve was key in delivering a highly innovative SHE induction process, which included an immersive, interactive experience designed to ensure attendees left the day understanding the full implications of their actions and in no doubt that the organisation was fully committed to first-class health and safety.
Previous to Thames Tideway, Steve was head of health and safety improvements at Crossrail. During his time there, Steve relaunched and embedded the Target Zero philosophy across the supply chain. Target Zero is Crossrail’s key to ensuring a world class health and safety standard across the programme, to protect the work environment and keep everyone safe.
Steve joins Kier to reinforce existing practices and to bring in new ideas and health & safety techniques from the wider sectors he has worked in. His main focus will be to support major projects across Kier Highways including smart motorways and our maintenance of the Spaghetti Junction.
Steve commented: “I’m excited to be joining Kier Highways to lead its health and safety practices across the business and look forward to working on its key projects. Health and safety is instrumental to the highways business and it is important we continue to strive towards health and safety excellence that ensures we get everyone home safely at the end of the day.”
Dave Wright, executive director of Kier Highways, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Steve to the Kier Highways business and look forward to seeing what positive changes he is able to make. I recognise we can never be complacent around SHE and welcome Steve’s vast cross-sector expertise.”