Kier Homes scoops five commendations in national awards for outstanding health and safety

Five outstanding site managers from leading house builder Kier Homes have been commended in the first round of judging for this year’s NHBC (National House-Building Council) Health and Safety Awards.

The awards recognise and reward the very best in health & safety standards by house-builders across the country and are driving up standards across the board by showcasing and sharing examples of best practice.

Tom Kitchen, NHBC health & safety operations manager, said:

“Gaining a Commendation is a big deal. The NHBC Health and Safety Awards recognise high-performing site managers for their diligence and innovation in health and safety, minimising and eliminating risks to staff and the public. Our experience is that site managers that run a tighter ship also build homes of better quality.”

The commended site managers from Kier Homes are: Brian Muir at Belvidere Village in Glasgow; Max Perrin at Connect 21 in Peterborough; Shaun Wormall at Avoca in Little Paxton; Richard Coates at Berryfields in Aylesbury and Ben Smith at Millbrook Meadows in Gamlingay.

All underwent a rigorous judging process involving comprehensive site assessments by NHBC’s health and safety professionals. Entrants were scored against a wide variety of criteria, including planning and site management.

Mark Smith, Kier Homes’ construction director, said:

“Winning these awards is recognition of and testament to the hard work and commitment of our site managers to deliver and maintain a safe working environment for our workforce and the general public. At Kier Homes, safety is not just a tick in the box – it is a culture.”

All five will now undergo a further round of judging carried out by independent health and safety experts as they prepare to contest the national title, along with the other site managers in their category from home-builders across the UK. Overall winners will be announced at the ICC in Birmingham on 4 July 2014.

Visit www.nhbc.co.uk/hsawards for more information, including a full list of all the commended house-builders.