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.
What are the judges looking for?
What does it take to be a winner?
Meet the independent judging panel
Kevin Fear - Head of Health, Safety and Environment Strategy
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 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.
Ian Strudley, HSE - HM Principal Specialist Inspector, Head of Health Risk Management Unit - Construction Division
Ian has worked for the HSE for more than 20 years, dealing with management of health risks, notably respiratory illness from asbestos, silica, lead and other hazardous substances including biological agents, musculoskeletal disease, noise, vibration and skin disease.
He has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MSc in Occupational Health Sciences. His current role involves encouraging improvements in the management of health risks in construction to reduce the toll of occupational disease in the industry.
We would like to thank Michelle Aldous, formally of Constructing Better Health, for the invaluable contribution she has made to the awards over the past six years. Michelle has worked with us since the launch of the awards in 2010, ensuring that health as well as safety featured as a key judging criteria in the overall selection of our winners. We are extremely grateful to Michelle for the role she has played and wish her every success for the future.