MIAMI – Poole & Kent Co. of Florida was recently presented the 1st Place Excellence in Safety Award from The Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida 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 three 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.
“At Poole & Kent, and across the entire EMCOR organization, we’ve worked hard to develop a culture of safety,” stated Patrick Carr, President & CEO, Poole & Kent Co. 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.
Established in 1954, Poole & Kent Co. of Florida has evolved from a mechanical contractor into one of the foremost specialty contractors in the state. The company specializes in the construction of municipal wastewater and water treatment plants, fueling facilities, oxygenation systems, cogeneration facilities, airports, aviation fuel pipeline systems, large pumping stations, reverse osmosis and nanofiltration facilities, central HVAC chiller plants and other highly complex, mechanically intensive, general construction projects. Based in Miami, P&K is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc.