The best site managers in UK home building have been recognised for their dedication to health and safety at a ceremony hosted by top British comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner.
At a gala event in Birmingham, seven site managers were awarded with National Winner and Runner-up titles for their outstanding levels of on site health and safety management – from effective pre-start planning, through to implementation and execution.
Jeff Calder of Barratt Homes North Scotland was named as the National Winner in the Large Builder category for the Ness Castle development near Inverness. Jan Ruddick of Ashberry Homes was Runner-up in the category for the Tilia Park development in Rugby. Jeff and Jan have previously demonstrated their commitment to raising standards on site and add these titles to the prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards they won last month.
Graham Mann of Stewart Milne Homes (North Scotland) Ltd won the Medium Builder category for the exclusive collection of individually-designed homes at Regency Place in Countesswells, Aberdeen. Scotia Homes Ltd site manager Alexander Taylor scooped the Runner-up title for the Collieburn development in Peterhead.
Two site managers from Duchy Homes Ltd, who are no strangers to winning NHBC awards, have excelled in the Small Builder category. Dean Ellis won the National award for The Ings site in Wetherby, with David Mills taking the Runner-up position for his dedication to health and safety on the High Gables site in Ranskill.
Adding to the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award he won in June, Garry Henderson of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd has now taken the health and safety National title in the multi-storey category for the sustainably designed apartments at Milverton Grange, Glasgow.
A further 20 site managers accomplished Highly Commended status following the Commended awards they won in the first round of the competition in May.
Organised by NHBC, UK warranty and insurance provider for new homes, and independently judged by health and safety professionals from CITB, the Construction Products Association and the Health and Safety Executive, the awards are in their ninth year and are the only health and safety recognition scheme in the UK exclusively for home builders.
Steve Wood, NHBC Chief Executive said: “It’s been a great year for the awards with a record number of entries. We had an outstanding shortlist of finalists who are showcasing and sharing best practice across the industry.
“This year’s winners have demonstrated their on-going commitment to health and safety, which is undoubtedly a hugely important part in delivering high quality new homes.
“We offer all the winners our congratulations.”