Berkeley Homes wins several health and safety awards
Published: 13 August, 2013
Berkeley Homes (West London) has set an industry benchmark in health and safety at the National House-Building Council (NHBC) Health and Safety Awards, having won a number of accolades across three of its most prestigious sites.
Berkeley overcame competition from a number of other housebuilders to claim the Best Site Award 2013 in both the Large Housebuilder regional and national categories, for its Wimbledon Hill Park site in south-west London.
NHBC also awarded Berkeley with Highly Commended titles for two of its other London sites: Napier West 3 in Acton and Ebury Square in Belgravia.
The annual awards assess effective planning of on-site health and safety, staff training and the implementation of safety rules, which are critical in ensuring the care of workers on sites where building is underway.
Tom Pocock, managing director of Berkeley Homes (West London), said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a true recognition of the effort put in by all of the teams who work so hard to ensure that our sites maintain a high standard of health and safety.
“We pride ourselves on our positive health and safety culture, collaborating with sub-contractors to ensure excellence across all sites, so it is a real honour to receive these accolades from such a high-calibre organisation as the NHBC.
“I congratulate all those involved, including our dedicated health and safety team, which has provided exceptional support and guidance to those working on each of our award-winning sites.”
To win an award or a Highly Commended title, sites must pass a rigorous assessment of health and safety conduct on site. Each site must meet stringent criteria, including clear communication to staff concerning health and safety principles, a high level of health and safety understanding amongst contractors on-site, the use of a skilled site manager and the implementation of health and safety rules and guidance.