Thank you for registering to receive future NHBC New Homes newsletters.
In 2012/13 the Health & Safety Executive reported a reduction in construction related deaths from 50 in 2011/12 to 44. Any number of deaths is unacceptable; it is however encouraging to see that house builders across the UK are placing health and safety practice high up on their agenda and over the last 40 years the number of fatal injuries in construction has substantially decreased.
Now in its 6th year, the NHBC Health and Safety Awards strive to celebrate and promote the success of house builders in keeping a safe environment onsite. The awards demonstrate the benefits of implementing good health and safety practices onsite while highlighting examples of good, active management.
Following an intensive process of assessing and judging of entries, with site inspections conducted by NHBC’s health and safety experts, the Commended winners have displayed commitment for protecting their employees and the public, by adopting high standards of on-site best practice. These Commended sites and their site managers will now compete for the Highly Commended, Regional and National titles to be announced on 3 July 2015.
Tom Kitchen, NHBC Health and Safety Operations Manager, said:
“On behalf of NHBC we warmly congratulate all the Commended winners on gaining an NHBC Health and Safety Commended Award. All of those working at the 54 sites have made these awards possible, which recognises their commitment in providing the best in onsite health and safety standards.
“As the very positive start to the year continues, and new home registrations are at their highest levels since 2007, it’s important the industry continues to deliver safe sites. Encouragingly, in the last 20 years construction sites in the UK have seen significant reductions in the numbers and rates of injuries related to workplace injury assisted by house builders across the UK placing health and safety practice high up on their agenda.”
We will get back to you as soon as possible.