22nd June 2018
Five Redrow site managers from across the country have been awarded commended status in the NHBC’s annual Health and Safety Awards. Now in its ninth year, this is the only health and safety awards ceremony exclusively for the construction industry that recognises site managers who prioritise the health and wellbeing of their teams.
The commended Redrow site managers are Matt Cain (Redrow London), Simon Nix and Daniel Cato (Redrow Lancashire), Ashley Terron (Redrow North West) and Andrew Wilson (Redrow Yorkshire). This year the awards commended 57 site managers who will now go on to compete for the Highly Commended and National titles, to be announced at a Gala Awards evening in Birmingham on 6 July 2018.
Matt Cain is overseeing the construction of Redrow’s flagship scheme in North London, Colindale Gardens. Once complete, Colindale Gardens will feature 2,900 new homes alongside shops, cafes and extensive public open space and will be Redrow’s largest scheme to date. Colindale Gardens was Highly Commended at 2017’s Awards, with Darren Smith receiving the accolade on that occasion.
Simon Nix works at The Hedgerows in Clayton-le-Woods and this is the second year in a row he has been recognised in the Health and Safety Awards. He has previously received the NHBC’s coveted Seal of Excellence Award in 2016 and was named Construction Professional of the Year at the North West regional Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards 2018.
Daniel Cato is celebrating his second commendation in as many years for his work at Oldfield Park in Poulton-le-Fylde. It also follows his Seal of Excellence award last year at the NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards. Ashley Terron, a project site manager at Lancaster Green at Woodford Garden Village, will be adding his award to his existing collection which includes a British Empire Medal for 'services to skills'.
Andrew Wilson has been a site manager with Redrow for almost two years, during which time he won one of his two NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards. He has previously been Highly Commended in the NHBC Health & Safety Awards with a previous employer and is now hoping to bring that accolade to Redrow on July 6th.
David Ford, Director of HS&E Legal Compliance Assurance at Redrow, commented: “I’m incredibly proud that the hard and immensely important work our site managers, site teams and contractors carry out across our sites has been recognised by the NHBC. All five have led by example and ensure that they maintain the highest standards of workmanship and health and safety.
“At Redrow, keeping our staff, contractors and visitors safe on our building sites is, and will continue to be, a top priority. Having five site managers commended by the NHBC is testament to that and motivates us to continue ensuring the highest safety standards are upheld.”
Stephen Ashworth, NHBC Health and Safety Services Manager, said: “Congratulations to all five Redrow site managers on winning an NHBC Health and Safety Commended Award. To win an award at this level clearly shows that they have a real desire to keep their colleagues healthy and their workplaces safe.
“We wish them all the very best of luck in the next stage of the competition.”
For the full list of winners please visit: www.nhbc.co.uk/HSAwards/