Awards judging process Fair, consistent and impartial

Sites are scored against a list of pre-set criteria on each visit. The top-scoring sites are awarded Commended status and from these, the Highly Commended Sites are selected.

National Winners and National Runners-up in each category are chosen by the independent judging panel after a thorough review of all Highly Commended entries.

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Meet the independent judging panel

Kevin Fear - Head of Health, Safety and Environment Strategy

Kevin Fear


Kevin has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years. He is a chartered civil engineer and has worked for client organisations, contractors and consultants.

He was a member of the ICE's H&S Board from 1997 to 2001 for which he has given a number of papers and presentation on the workings of the CDM (94) Regulations. He was admitted as member of IOSH in 1996, to the Resister of Safety Practitioners in 2005 and is now a Chartered Member of IOSH. In January 2005 he was appointed as Head of Health, Safety and Environment at CITB-Construction Skills.

Kevin is also a Minister in Secular Employment and the assistant curate at St Mark's Church, Peterborough.

Peter Caplehorn, Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director, CPA

Peter Caplehorn

Peter is the Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director of the Construction Products Association, where he leads the work to ensure that the UK and EU policy and regulatory framework.

Peter is a Chartered Architect with more than 35 years of experience, but is particularly respected for his leadership across the wider construction industry in a number of key national roles.

He is the chair of CB  (the British Standards Institution’s strategic committee for construction), chair of RIBA’s Regulations and Standards Group, chair of the BIM Task Group’s BIM4Regs working group, deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and sits on the board of the CIC health and safety committee, amongst a number of others.


Chris Lucas, HSE - HM Principal Inspector, Construction Division: Sector Health Unit

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Chris's role within the construction division at the HSE means that he is ideally placed to advise the industry on potential risks to health and safety.

Specifically, Chris has spent a significant part of his time on occupational health issues and has lead the HSE’s Construction dust campaign, working with several commercial and industry-body stakeholders in the HSE’s drive to tackle the issue of respiratory disease in the building industry.

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