Top housebuilders shine at Health and Safety Awards

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Top housebuilders shine at Health and Safety Awards

by on Tuesday 12 July, 2016 in Industry News

NHBC has announced the winning site managers honoured at this year’s NHBC Health and Safety Awards.

Four site managers have been named as the National Winners, with a further four National Runners-up. Another 30 site managers were Highly Commended.

National Award winners

The National Award winners, who all demonstrated exceptional standards of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of their staff and the public in their respective categories, were:

  • Daniel Parker from Berkeley at Highwood (Large category)
  • Jamie Street from Berkeley Homes at Vista (Multi-storey category)
  • Derek Biggans from Dawn Homes at Annick Gardens (Medium category)
  • Nick Booth from Duchy Homes at Thorpe Park Gardens (Small category)

Special Innovation Award winner

Berkley Homes also received a Special Award in recognition of their £2m innovation fund which launched in early 2015 challenging individuals, inventors, companies and universities to come up with bright ideas that change the way people think and work in construction.

Independent judges

Organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider, and independently judged by CITB, Constructing Better Health and the HSE, the awards have been running for seven years and are the only health and safety recognition scheme in the UK exclusively for home builders. The winners received their awards at a gala event in Birmingham on Friday 8 July hosted by NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton and special guest Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards.

The awards recognise commitment to accident and ill health prevention and are open to all NHBC registered builders. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but other indicators such as effective planning for health and safety before a project starts, a tidy, well-organised site as well as an infrastructure that supports the site manager.

Mike Quinton, NHBC Chief Executive, said:

“It’s been a fantastic year with a record number of entries; we had an outstanding shortlist of finalists this year, strengthening the importance given to health and safety on house-building sites across the UK.

NHBC believes it is crucial to recognise and reward those house builders that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in preventing accidents and ill health not just onsite but the surrounding community it works in.

This year’s winners demonstrated their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record while keeping up with the growing demand for quality new homes. We offer them our congratulations.”

For the full list of winners, please click here



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