Winners of the BSG Site Management Health & Safety Awards
At the end of each year, the safety advisers review the site inspections and nominate the best Site Managers in their region. These nominations are considered by a panel of company directors and Principal Advisers. Winning the award, is not only a fantastic achievement for the Site Manager themselves, but it also reflects on the company as a whole.
BSG Chairman, Michael Setter and Managing Director, Paul Kimpton will personally visit each Manager on site to meet and present the 2013 award.
Devon & Cornwall Region Winner: Richard Young, Pearce Construction (Barnstaple) Ltd
Richard Young was nominated for the South West Region for a redevelopment project of social housing in Barnstaple, Devon. The project involves the demolition of various blocks of social housing and new construction work. The proactive management of demolition, asbestos removal, new build development and protection of the public within an active housing estate has seen Richard, who has been previously shortlisted, win the award this year.
Bristol Region Winner: Dave Beckey, Cotswold Homes Ltd
Dave is Site Manager for their site at Springfield, Cam, Dursley and Gloucester, a new build development of 12 social housing properties. The site has always been very tidy and well organised and David is clearly in control of the site. Welfare facilities are always fully functional, properly supplied and regularly cleaned. Site records are up to date and well kept. Paperwork is to a good standard.Our Principal Safety Adviser for the Bristol area, has dealt with Costwold Homes for some 5 years and liaises regularly with all levels of management and is impressed by their high levels of commitment to Health and Safety and feels that Guy Edge, the Construction Director, should be mentioned too as he is fully committed to BSG and strives to maintain best practice with regards to the selection of subcontractors and endeavours to achieve standards higher than the law requires.
Wales Region Winner: Tony Cooper, Charnwood Construction
Tony Cooper is a conscientious manager, he is friendly to all staff, clients and visitors. He has looked after several sites and kept safety at a very high standard regardless of size, staff numbers or site conditions. Tony has always accepted advice and acted upon it, never been shy to ask questions about future activity. Tony hasmade good safety on site a priority for all people on site with him.
Midlands Region Winner: Mark Hewitt, McCarthy and Stone.
Mark has been with the company for approximately 6 years and is currently managing a new build apartment block in the centre of Droitwich. Over the last 12 months Mark has embraced the changes within McCarthy and has excelled in driving Health and Safety forward through initiatives, pro active management and communication at all levels regarding Health and Safety.Mark is respected by his Construction Director and is described as being at the “top of the tree” when it comes to challenges faced regarding the site safety, identifying problem areas and finding a safe solution whilst always remaining positive to others and promoting the safety message.
London, Central and South Region Winner: Dan White, Matrod Frampton Ltd
Dan managed a very complex and logistically challenging site. When carrying out a site inspection and questions were asked, Dan answered them very professionally and always with a Health and Safety view in mind. Dan’s paperwork is always in place and is very thorough with good planning before each task.Dan thinks about each individual task that needs to be completed and tries to use a hierarchy of controls so that the task can be completed in a safe manner. Dan is a very approachable person who gains the respect of the operatives on site through his positive and approachable personality.
North England Region Winner: Barry Hill, Novus Property Services
Barry has recently joined Novus especially to manage a new contract at Aintree Hospital on Merseyside.The work involves construction activities around the hospital ranging from full ward refurbishment projects to minor upgrades or even decorating. Barry manages to balance all these projects at the same time, most of them being within live areas of the hospital, while keeping staff and patients happy. Barry’s offices are spotless and the sites aren’t far behind. Despite all the difficulties involved just in construction, he manages to place a high priority on Health and Safety as well.