The NHBC has presented its national Health & Safety Awards to Daniel Parker (large category) and Jamie Street (multi-storey category) who are both from Berkeley Homes. Derek Biggans, from Dawn Homes, was presented the award for the medium category and Nick Booth from Duchy Homes the small category.
The judges confirmed that all the winners demonstrated exceptional standards of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of their staff and the public in their respective categories. 30 site managers from across the UK were highly commended.
Organised by NHBC 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 homebuilders.
Berkeley Homes also received a special award in recognition of its £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.
Hosting the awards evening NHBC chief executive, Mike Quinton 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 & safety on housebuilding sites across the UK.
“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.”