Three UK housebuilders win UK’s top Health and Safety Award

NHBC has announced that three site managers have won the national honours at this year’s NHBC Health and Safety Awards.

Paul Dunnett and Gary Gill, who both work for Berkeley Homes, and Colin Thain, from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, have shown exceptional standards of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of their staff and the public.

The awards, which are organised by NHBC and independently judged by CITB, Constructing Better Health and the HSE, have been running for six years and are the only health & safety recognition scheme in the UK to reward site managers.

The awards recognise commitment to accident and ill health prevention and are open to all NHBC registered builders. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but various other indicators such as effective planning for health and safety before a project starts, a tidy, well-organised site as well as an infrastructure that supports the site manage in matters of health and safety.

Mike Quinton, NHBC Chief Executive, said:

“This year we have had an excellent shortlist of candidates which were a real cause for celebration and shows yet again how seriously health & safety issues are taken by the house building industry.”

“We believe it’s extremely important to reward house builders that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in preventing accidents and ill health not just onsite but within the community it is developing in.”

“The winners demonstrated that despite the diversity of the health and safety demands impacting the house building sector, they have continued to challenge practices onsite especially as the industry continues to work hard in meeting the demand for more new, quality homes.”