Poole & Kent Company of Florida (P&K) was recently presented the 1st Place Excellence in Safety Award from The Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida (MCASF) for exemplary safety practices and performance in the 50,001 to 150,000 man-hour worked category; P&K had zero recordable injuries and zero days away from work in 2012. This is the second 1st place safety award P&K has received from MCASF in the last 3 years.
A market leader in specialty general contracting with an emphasis on highly complex process mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration systems, P&K is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.
“At Poole & Kent, and across the entire EMCOR organization, we’ve worked hard to develop a culture of safety,” said Patrick Carr, President & CEO, Poole & Kent Company of Florida. “We’re very proud to have received this award — our second 1st place safety award from MCASF in three years — a testament to the dedication of our people, as we continue to strive for our goal of zero accidents, so employees may return home safely every day.”
P&K’s commitment to safety is part of a multi-tiered, integrated approach that includes a zero accident program as well as a host of supporting initiatives such as the "Be There For Life" program. This EMCOR effort is designed to educate employees and their families about the importance of safety through use of workplace posters, company newsletters, mailings, and other creative tactics intended to reach employees and their families. EMCOR also conducts regional "Target Zero" safety conferences, bringing together industry experts from its operating companies and partners to share information and successful strategies.