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Another Fantastic Evening!

The North West Construction Safety Group held its second annual awards ceremony on Friday 21st April 2017.The event, held at the Park Royal Hotel, Warrington welcomed more than 120 attendees from a wide range of companies; all of whom are committed to ensuring Health and Safety within the construction industry. The Awards were presented by Andy Gay, HSE Head of Operations, (Construction), North West and North Midlands.   The five categories & winners are as follows:-

Non-Safety Professional - Winner: Andy Hall, FLT Driver, Cruden Construction

  Andy is a long standing and proactive member of a site team. Recognised by the Cruden’s management team for this award, Andy’s Site Manger said; “He pro-actively maintains the site, acts without prompting and reports any unsafe acts to the management team. His actions make a huge difference to the efficient running and maintaining of the site” His organisation recognises that his input are invaluable in promoting a positive safety culture.   Sponsored by: M&N Electrical

Innovation in respect of Health & Safety onsite - Winner: Redrow Homes

The H&S Team at Redrow Homes where tasked with developing a campaign to engage contractors and their employees in key areas of health related issues:-   As a result, nine divisional roadshows where delivered across the country to raise awareness of the hazards associated with Inhalation of construction dust and hand arm vibration syndrome. More than 120 contractors and their employees attended the interactive events. The initiative showed how working together with partners, contractors and supply chain really makes a difference.   Sponsored by: Safety Culture

Personality of the Year in respect of Health & Safety - Winner: Madeleine Abas, Senior Partner Osborn, Abas, Hunt Law

  Madeleine is an inspirational individual who has significantly contributed to the industry by raising awareness of the consequences of poor H&S standards and the risks to businesses this has the potential to create. She is a regular speaker on safety leadership on the international stage. Additionally she takes time to contribute to the NWCSG, presenting regularly to its members on a range of H&S laws. For her contribution to H&S in the UK, Madeleine had been included in “Who’s Who” since 2013. Sponsored by: Leach Structural Steelwork Limited

Outstanding Organisation Award - Winner: Pochin Construction

Pochin embraced change of a well in bedded H&S system and listened to issues and barriers workforce reported around recording data from inspections and audits within the organisation. As a result, they implemented a new innovative management system and approach, moving away from traditional paper based documentation to I auditor, an electronic based system that records digitally in real time. The system has allowed the business to cut out duplication and become smarter with its resources. It enables evaluation and identification of areas to focus on; such as fire management plans. The system has reduced time and effort whilst improving the output from a labour perspective and improvement of legal compliance. It has also had a positive contribution in respect of environmental impact by reduction of paper and waste. Sponsored by: Laycock Mechanical

Lifetime Achievement Award for recognition of working in a safety role - Winner: Claire Oakes, Create Construction

Claire has made a significant contribution to H&S over a sustained period-of-time. Dedicating more than 25 years to construction in H&S related roles in the North West. She has shown clear leadership; inspired others within the industry by mentoring and encouraging three individuals to progress from site labouring roles to fully qualified safety professionals. In a male dominated industry, there are still very few female professionals and it is commendable as to what she has achieved. Her efforts and positive contributions have earned her a directorship at Create Construction. Promoting a positive behavioural approach to safety rather than enforcement, her influence has led to seven consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards, including a Gold Medal. In 2014, Claire was honoured with the RoSPA Guardian Angel award. Later this year she will attend Buckingham Palace to celebrate RoSPA’s Centenary. Sponsored by: Cara Construction  


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