The director of loss control and safety for a Florida contracting company has been named 2015 Safety Professional of the Year by the Construction Association of South Florida.

Dave Lockhart of Poole & Kent Company of Florida, an HVAC, plumbing and refrigeration systems general contractor, was given the honor.

“A consummate safety professional, Dave Lockhart has helped Poole & Kent establish a highly successful safety record and culture,” said Patrick Carr, president and CEO of Poole & Kent. “It’s an honor that he’s received this award for the third time in four years, recognition by his peers for his overall performance and dedication to the safety and wellbeing of the company’s employees.”

The company was also recognized by the Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida with a first-place Safety Excellence Award for 2015; it was the third time it has received the award in recent years. 

“Sustaining this level of dedication requires constant vigilance,” Carr said. “We are thankful for the safety of our team and loyalty of our clients, and make it our objective to continue to be deserving of this recognition each and every year.”