Amey’s Defence team in the South East host eighth collaborative safety forum

Amey teams in our FM Regional Prime South East (RPSE) contract recently held their eighth health and safety forum which brings together our client, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and our supply chain partners to improve health, safety, sustainability and wellbeing across the contract through collaborative working and sharing of best practice.

The event, held every six months, opened with the Principle speaker, Gary Booton, Amey’s Group HSEQ Director, providing those present with an overview of the Amey-wide perspective on some of the challenges faced by industry both in the UK and globally. He spoke about some of the common environmental problems that businesses need to address to ensure sustainability and long-term financial viability.

Chris Colley, DIO’s newly appointed Regional Delivery Manager, then gave the client’s perspective on the same challenges and encouraged a shared commitment to health and safety. The second of DIO’s speakers, Richard Brooks, Environmental Support and Compliance, spoke about the heritage and ecological challenges that face the MOD Land Estate, which the audience found particularly interesting.

Participants then took part in two interactive exercises that focused on further developing a collaborative safety culture along with promoting the wellbeing of all staff so they are confident and competent to support operational capability safely.

John Riley, Operations Director RPSE said “We are hugely proud of our safety record in the South East and in particular our Amey Diamond HSEQ award status. We could not achieve and maintain it without a fully committed supply chain. We run these events every 6 months to reinforce the safety culture.” 

Richard Bugler, Amey’s HSEQ Director, FMDJ added “Many thanks for the invite to the forum, it was a fantastic event and extremely encouraging to see the close working relationship that exists between Amey, the DIO and our supply chain partners.”



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Amey, with a turnover of £2.2bn, employs 19,000 people internationally with a focus on the UK, but with businesses in Australia and America.


Our aim is to make the world a better place to live, work and travel. Designing, building, maintaining and investing in the UK’s services and infrastructure in partnership with our clients.


This means keeping core services running smoothly across the country: utilities, transport, engineering, justice, defence, environmental and waste services, and facilities management. These are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer standalone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients. 


Amey is owned by Ferrovial. They are one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies. Ferrovial has more than 96,000 employees and a presence in over 15 countries. It is a member of Spain’s blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good. Ferrovial’s activities focus on four business sectors: construction, airports, toll roads and services. Amey is part of the Services division.


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