Safway Services has been recognised for its outstanding safety practices by Consigli Construction Co., one of the Boston area’s leading commercial construction firms, on the basis of Safway’s strong safety culture and rock-solid execution. Safway was one of three subcontractors so recognised, out of more than 100 service firms that work with Consigli throughout New England.

Consigli president Matthew D. Consigli said, "We truly appreciate the proactive approach Safway Services is taking toward making projects successful in every way, especially with regard to the health and well-being of its employees."

Although Safway has worked with Consigli Construction on many projects over the years, the president particularly noted Safway’s work providing scaffolding and other access equipment for construction and renovation on projects at two leading universities, Harvard’s Smith Center and Yale’s Hendrie Hall.

The awards are based on performance metrics garnered through a detailed safety auditing process conducted by Consigli’s Safety Department. Safway had zero incidents and the highest ‘percent safe’ scoring with at least 1,000 observations.

"We are privileged to be working together, and hope to continue a strong record of working safely," Consigli said of his firm’s relationship with Wisconsin-based Safway.

John Vecchi, Safway’s branch manager for Boston, Albany, New York, and New Haven, Conn. said, "It’s not too often customers take the time to recognize our dedication to safety. I am extremely proud of our crews. They take safety to heart, both as a philosophy and practical matter in their daily work."

He added that personal relationships between Safway and Consigli managers allows for excellent communication of expectations.

"We know what’s expected. We give them what they want," he said.

Consigli noted, "We feel strongly that subcontractors that work safely also provide greater control over quality and productivity. History has shown that partnering with firms like Safway results in a better overall construction experience for all stakeholders."

Consigli Construction Co. is a leading construction manager and general contractor headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, with offices in Boston, Portland, Maine and Hartford, Ct. The 110-year-old company spans four generations of family ownership.