UK’s ‘safest’ housebuilders honoured

NHBC, the leading provider of health and safety services to the homebuilding industry today announced the winners of the first round of its annual Health and Safety Awards; the UK’s only awards scheme to honour the safest home builders.

Every year several thousand construction workers are injured whilst working on a building site. Through effective management of working areas and access routes many of these could be avoided, whilst also helping to reduce the number of working days lost to a business. The matter of health, safety and environment (HSE) continues to be one of the top priorities in housebuilding and construction.

The NHBC Health and Safety Awards, now in their seventh year, are designed to recognise and reward the very best in health and safety, and are also helping to drive up safety standards in the industry by showcasing and sharing best practice.

A total of 56 site managers have been awarded Commended status for their sites and will now go on to compete for the Highly Commended and National titles. The winners are to be announced at a gala event on 7 July 2017.  All of the competing sites have been visited by NHBC Health and Safety advisors and were scored against the highly stringent health and safety standards set for the competition.

Stephen Ashworth, NHBC Health and Safety Services Manager, said:

“Congratulations to all the winners on achieving their NHBC Health and Safety Commended Award. In 2017 we saw a record number of entries and an outstanding shortlist of finalists. This underpins the importance given to health and safety on house-building sites across the UK.”