Avant Homes wins gold medal for safety

National housebuilder Avant Homes has been presented with a Gold Medal by national safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after winning the organisation’s Gold Award for a sixth successive year.

The highly regarded RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards recognised the company’s outstanding commitment to health and safety.

Commenting on the award, Avant Homes corporate responsibility director, David Scott, said:

“Everybody at Avant Homes has played a part in collectively enabling the company to achieve the highest of health and safety standards over a sustained period of time. This is a hugely satisfying public recognition of how all employees are committed to delivering the best standards across our developments.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. There are specialist awards for occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

The Avant Homes group is one of the leading private developers of residential property in the UK. Avant Homes employs 530 people and has four regional offices in Stirling, Scotland, Sunderland in the north east of England, Wakefield in Yorkshire and Nottingham in the Midlands. Avant Homes’ head office is at junction 30 of the M1, near Sheffield.