Safer Highways launches Highways Heroes Awards

Safer Highways has announced the launch of the Highways Heroes Awards 2021.

Taking place in Central London on December 2nd the awards will recognise those who have gone above and beyond their duty, to help someone or improve a situation, either in the communities they work in or to unconditionally support fellow workers in their team.

The Highways Heroes Awards come after a time of unprecedented change not only in our industry, but as part of our everyday lives. Safer Highways believes this is the ideal time to celebrate the hard work and success of our workers, who have coped admirably in the face of adversity, to recognise the heroic actions of them which, until now, has gone unnoticed.

Whether its saving someone from danger or risk of injury, helping a member of the public to safety, or supporting a team member in the face of abuse, you or a member of your team could be named a Highways Hero as part of this new and unique awards.

The Highways Heroes will be judged by their peers, led by Kevin Robinson, Chief Executive of Safer Highways and Joe Docherty, Vice Chairman of the organisation.

Entry is simple via an online form with the opening date for entry being Monday 19th July with submissions to be made on the soon to be launched Highways Heroes portal –

Speaking about the launch of the awards, Kevin Robinson said: “It feels a really fitting time to celebrate the heroic efforts of our workforce, especially after the couple of years we have endured during the pandemic.

“But if we were to take one positive from all of the doom and gloom it would be the realisation that we have some of best and most empathetic people within the infrastructure sector. Often their actions and efforts go beyond the call of duty and go unnoticed, these awards aim to change that.

“As a community Safer Highways felt the time was right to launch this unique event. Initially planned as a one off, these awards aim to compliment our SH Awards – which are always held as part of the annual SHL!ve event. Because of the stories we have heard about our people over the last year and in the past, we couldn’t leave the opportunity to recognise them go by. It would be great when we all come together on December 2nd in London, we see these unsung heroes having their moment in the spotlight and as an industry have the chance to say ‘thank you’.”

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