Barratt Homes East Scotland wins NHBC commended health and safety awards

Barratt Homes East Scotland celebrated this week after its efforts to make Barratt Homes’ developments across Edinburgh and the Lothians the safest they can be were recognised by the NHBC – the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes.

Greenacres’ site manager Colin Graham led his onsite team to success after they underwent a trio of health and safety inspections over a four-month period, resulting in an NHBC Commended 2018 accolade – awards given to site managers who demonstrate the highest levels of health and safety in every aspect of their work on site.

Alison Condie, Managing Director, Barratt Developments East Scotland said:

“We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all those working at our Greenacres development. Health and safety is our number one business priority and all the team work incredibly hard and we put a lot of time and effort into making our sites safe for our people and the wider public.

“Our site teams are well trained in health and safety standards, but this award shows just how much we go over and above the call of duty. Our added value is evident in the time we spend sharing our health and safety initiatives with the communities in which we operate. People like Colin right across our business actively engage with local schools to teach children, in close proximity to our developments, about potential hazards on live construction sites.

“I am thrilled that Colin will be heading to Birmingham next month to represent our team at the NHBC Awards. On behalf of everyone here, I wish them the very best of luck in the finals.”

The NHBC Health and Safety Awards finals will be held at the ICC in Birmingham on 6 July. The event will see Colin compete for the Highly Commended Award and the overall National Award.

NHBC’s ten-year Buildmark warranty covers around 80 per cent of new homes built in the UK. All of the homes at Barratt Homes’ Greenacres development is covered under this warranty.

Greenacres is located just off Greendykes road in the South East of the city and offers a selection of two, three and four bedroom houses along with desirable two bedroom apartments. A total of 158 homes will be made available over the coming three years.