Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) principal inspector ICE member Ken Logan was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
Logan began work with the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) in 1985 and is currently principal inspector of HSENI’s extractive industries and waste team. During his time in HSENI Logan also headed up the HSENI construction industry group from 2000-2012.
HSENI Chief Executive Keith Morrison said “The team at HSENI are absolutely delighted that Ken Logan has been awarded this distinguished honour. Ken has driven significant improvements in health and safety standards in several sectors, most notably construction and extractive industries.
“In an occupation where it is difficult to measure the things that have been prevented from happening, there is no doubt in my mind that there are many people alive in workplaces today because of Ken’s dedication and efforts over the years.”
Speaking about his award Ken outlined “I feel greatly privileged and recognise this is a huge honour.
“My first 15 years in HSENI were spent working within the quarries concrete sector. Then, two to three people were being killed every year. In that industry we managed to get this statistic turned around and we had a 10 year period where we had no deaths.
Logan has also played an active part in Newtonards, his local community including over 28 years service in the Boys Brigade and on the Abbey Primary School’s board of governors.
Other ICE members recognised in the New Year’s Honours include:
- Environment Agency asset performance manager Jacqueline Banks. MBE for services to communities and flood risk management
- Anglian Water Executive Director and asset management director Chris Newsome. OBE for services to civil engineering and carbon reduction.
- Department for Transport senior executive officer for traffic and engineering Roger Mackintosh. MBE for services to transport
- Former Borders Railway project director Hugh Wark . OBE for services to transport and the economy in Scotland