The Cardiff Business School scheme delivered by ISG for Cardiff University has been named as winner of the National Constructing Excellence Health & Safety Award 2015.
Designed as a world-class centre for training global business leaders, the seven-storey, 60,000 sq ft new build facilities combine high-tech lecture theatres, executive study zones and a ‘trading room’ to further enhance teaching accommodation at Cardiff Business School, which is ranked 4th in the UK.
The Constructing Excellence Award highlights best practice within the built environment sector to encourage continuous improvement and promote better ways of working. The award recognises the outstanding health and safety performance of the project delivery team in raising levels of health and safety for the site team, staff and students on campus along with the wider community.
An innovative health and safety app was specifically developed for the project and distributed to the supply chain to help manage safer travel and deliveries to site. ISG has since successfully used the app on other projects and received a merit from the International Safety Council for the development and use of this technology. ISG also worked closely with local cancer charity Tenovus to provide on-site health screening sessions for College staff, members of the site team and the local community.
The Constructing Excellence judging panel commented:
“This year’s winner has achieved outstanding levels of health & safety, not only among the workforce but with the general public. The successful health & safety strategy was underpinned by the integrated and collaborative team working established on site.”
Jon James, ISG’s Western regional director, commented:
“Competing and winning this award at a national level is a major achievement for both the project team and ISG as a business. We have an unwavering focus on eliminating risk from the construction process and to receive such notable industry recognition validates our zero tolerance stance on unsafe practices.
“As a Cardiff-based business, we’re delighted that the Cardiff Business School scheme is now a showcase for health and safety excellence and we are determined that the initiatives we developed for this project have a wider application across our business and the industry as a whole.”