Brett Landscaping triumphs at Best Practice Awards
Published:  25 May, 2011

LEICESTER: Brett Landscaping is celebrating after sweeping three of the five awards at the Best Practice Awards 2011. The awards, which reward excellence and sustainability, are organised by the British Precast Concrete Federation and were announced at the federation’s Annual Conference on Wednesday 18 May.

The awards were presented by Geoff Parsons, Scottish high jump champion and Olympic medalist.

Gary Lancaster, a Brett Production team leader, collected the Outstanding Contribution to Health & Safety award for his outstanding work at Brett Landscaping's Pocklington site which has been LTI / RIDDOR free since 2006.

For the second year running the company received the Gold Award with Red Seal for the British Precast Concrete Federation Hard Targets scheme. This award was in recognition of the Physical Safety, Behavioural Safety and Occupation Health projects undertaken by Brett Landscaping as part of its ‘Setting the Standard’ improvement process, which has resulted in a fall in the number of reportable and minor accidents across all of Brett Landscaping’s manufacturing sites.

Brett Landscaping also received the Site Sustainability Award for process improvement at its Poole site which now re-circulates the hot air within the curing chamber, dragging it down from the roof space to the lower levels. This has resulted in a significant reduction in site energy costs. This is in keeping with Brett Landscaping’s commitments under the BPCF Sustainability Charter, of which Brett Landscaping was a founder signatory.

Speaking about the success, managing director Chris Droogan said; "These awards stand as a testament to our ongoing commitment to reduce our environmental impact as a business. It also shows the degree to which the team at Brett Landscaping is committed to ongoing improvements within the business and within our industry. Everyone within the company should be rightly proud of their achievements.”

In addition to the three award wins, Brett Landscaping also received a number of commendations, including one in the Site Sustainability Category following work with Huntingdonshire District Council on ‘Green House’ projects at St Neots and St Ives.

These two sites took pre-existing housing stock and worked to enhance their sustainability credentials in line with the highest standards of practice within the current Code for Sustainable Homes. Both properties will now be used to provide an essential demonstration and educational resource for home owners, housing providers, tradesmen, local suppliers and educational establishments.




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