Kier Living (Eastern) swept the board at the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) prestigious Health and Safety Awards after three of its site managers won all the awards available in the Medium House Builder category.
Following the rigorous judging process by health and safety experts, Max Perrin, senior site manager at Connect21 in Peterborough, was named National Champion in the Medium Builder category. The judges praised Max for his proactive management to address issues and excellent worker engagement at Connect21, a large site that will comprise 440 new homes once completed in 2016.
Having secured the top national award, Kier also won all three of the regional awards in the Medium House Builder category. Doing the double, Max picked up the trophy in the Central category, while his colleague Ben Smith, from Millbrook Meadows in Gamlingay near Cambridge, won the South category. Making it a hat-trick was Brian Muir from Kier’s Belvidere Village development in Glasgow, who won the award for the North.
The NHBC Health and Safety Awards recognise and reward the very best in health and safety standards by house-builders across the country and are driving up standards across the board by showcasing and sharing examples of best practice.
Nick Moore, managing director of Kier Living (Eastern), said: “We always put the health and safety of our workforce and the general public first and to see that recognised with these awards is extremely rewarding. My warmest congratulations go to our national champion Max for both his award wins, and to Ben and Brian for their successes.”
Max, who has won three awards in as many weeks after also being named a Quality Award winner in the first round of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have won these awards and would like to thank the whole site team at Connect 21 for their commitment to upholding the very best health and safety standards.”
Mike Quinton, NHBC chief executive, said: “It is vital, especially as the house building industry continues to recover, that health and safety remains a top priority. These Awards recognise and share best practice, rewarding those who are leading the way in this field, and the winners can be truly proud of their accolade.”
The winners were announced at a ceremony at Birmingham’s ICC hosted by Sir Clive Woodward.