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What impressed the judges

There were some excellent examples and unique solutions demonstrated by entrants in this year's awards. The following examples are from our Regional Winners, they highlight some health and safety innovations and best practice on site that really impressed the judges this year.

The over arching objective of the health and safety awards is to raise health and safety standards on site. By sharing best practice with you, not only can we start to drive solutions that others may adopt, but we also guide and inform builders with their future entries in to the awards.

All scaffold directly on to pavement securely fenced with lockable gates and good housekeeping

Central - Large
Barratt Bristol - Kings Green

A clean, tidy and well organised compound
and storage area

Central - Large
Barratt Bristol - Kings Green

Properly 'based' scaffold on well prepared ground and excellent housekeeping throughout

Central - Large
Barratt Bristol - Kings Green

A well ordered and organised site with clean and tidy working area

Central - Large
Barratt Bristol - Kings Green

Excellent use of 'birdseye scaffold' providing a safe and secure internal working platform as well as fall prevention

Central - Large
Barratt Bristol - Kings Green

Loading bay weight guide that operatives
can understand

Central - Large
Barratt Bristol - Kings Green

Cleverly designed scaffold and fan to allows safe
access to sales suite

Central - Multi-storey
Crest Nicholson South West - Portishead

A methodical approach and attention to detail that
creates a clean, tidy and safe working area

Central - Multi-storey
Crest Nicholson South West - Portishead

Excellent standard of scaffolding across the whole
of the site

Central - Multi-storey
Crest Nicholson South West - Portishead

Clean and tidy working platform free from debris and tripping hazards

Central - Multi-storey
Crest Nicholson South West - Portishead

Good use of ladder towers with 'trap hatches'
at each landing

Central - Multi-storey
Crest Nicholson South West - Portishead

Tarmaced haul road to rear with storage on garage
hard standings

Central - Multi-storey
Crest Nicholson South West - Portishead

'Trap hatch' on ladder tower landing, preventing falls
when closed

Central - Multi-storey
Crest Nicholson South West - Portishead

Continuous scaffold platform through building
at first lift

Central - Medium
FHM West Midlands - Pannel Croft

Excellent changing and drying facilities

Central - Medium
FHM West Midlands - Pannel Croft

A clean and tidy compound with an innovative rain-water harvesting system for recycling surface water

Central - Medium
FHM West Midlands - Pannel Croft

Good pedestrian routes around established site steps created to overcome a gradient

Central - Medium
FHM West Midlands - Pannel Croft

Tidy, well managed working area

Central - Medium
FHM West Midlands - Pannel Croft

Dedicated vehicle off loading area with fall protection arrangements in place

Central - Medium
FHM West Midlands - Pannel Croft

Boards service shafts at early stage to prevent falls

Central - Small
Vanderbilt Homes - Magdalen Road

Edge protection on flat roof supported off scaffold
(all designed)

Central - Small
Vanderbilt Homes - Magdalen Road

Fire point at entrance to block and well documented
(simple to understand) fire plan

Central - Small
Vanderbilt Homes - Magdalen Road

Keeping safe campaign (scoring sub-contractors on health and safety performance)

Central - Small
Vanderbilt Homes - Magdalen Road

Scaffold handrail to ladders

Central - Small
Vanderbilt Homes - Magdalen Road

View of front of site - very tight requiring 'just in time' delivery of materials

Central - Small
Vanderbilt Homes - Magdalen Road

Bespoke lockable mesh gate to stair including fabricated side panels

North - Large
Lovell North West - The Way

Pedestrian segregation route kept clean and clear eliminating tripping hazards

North - Large
Lovell North West - The Way

Roof edge protection

North - Large
Lovell North West - The Way

Scaffold erected in prep for timber frame, ladder towers in place and fire points located already

North - Large
Lovell North West - The Way

Signage and PPE demonstration

North - Large
Lovell North West - The Way

Stairwell protection provided by a 'sacrificial'
floor panel

North - Large
Lovell North West - The Way

Access to site office and view over site (capped ends to scaffold fittings and tubes)

North - Multi-storey
FHM - Great Union St Hostel

Good access control and bell preventing unauthorised access onto site

North - Multi-storey
FHM - Great Union St Hostel

Locked vehicle gates on busy road controlling access to and from site

North - Multi-storey
FHM - Great Union St Hostel

Separate personnel gate set back from road providing a pedestrian waiting area away from traffic

North - Multi-storey
FHM - Great Union St Hostel

Well protected stair with good management of temporary power cables. Plastic caps on scaffold fittings and tube ends

North - Multi-storey
FHM - Great Union St Hostel

Scaffolding with roof edge protection

North - Medium
Stewart Milne Central - Wallace Gardens

Vehicle unloading area with permanent fall protection

North - Medium
Stewart Milne Central - Wallace Gardens

Clearly marked haul road with route indicated by flashing lights in low light conditions

North - Small
Mactaggart & Mickel - Hillpark Brae

Debris netting attached to Heras fence to minimise the dust nuisance to neighboring houses

North - Small
Mactaggart & Mickel - Hillpark Brae

Signed pedestrian routes to construction areas

North - Small
Mactaggart & Mickel - Hillpark Brae

Good site signage and segregated vehicle and pedestrian access routes

North - Small
Mactaggart & Mickel - Hillpark Brae

Information about site staff traffic management plan and fire safety plan cleanly displayed for anyone on site to see.

South - Large
Linden Homes - Chiltern

Robust edge protection to sides of loading bay eliminating the hazard of falling objects

South - Large
Linden Homes - Chiltern

Organised materials storage in a confined compound area

South - Large
Linden Homes - Chiltern

Clearly designated pedestrian walkways, good housekeeping and roadways damped down to reduce dirt

South - Large
Linden Homes - Chiltern

Poster campaign designed to capture the attention
of operatives

South - Large
Linden Homes - Chiltern

Scaffold tubing used to infill the gap between the building and the scaffolding working platform

South - Large
Linden Homes - Chiltern

Suggestion box with suggestions being actively encouraged and acted on

South - Large
Linden Homes - Chiltern

Availability of training for operatives advertised on site

South - Medium
Fairview New Homes

Comprehensive use of signs throughout the site

South - Medium
Fairview New Homes

Excellent welfare facilities, regularly maintained
and cleaned

South - Medium
Fairview New Homes

Housekeeping campaign poster used as part of a campaign to reduce the incidence of slips, trips and falls injuries

South - Medium
Fairview New Homes

H&S reward scheme to encourage everyone to engage and create a positive health and safety culture

South - Medium
Fairview New Homes

A clean, tidy and well presented site with consideration given to the occupied units

South - Medium
Fairview New Homes

Proprietary lift shaft protection to all shafts

South - Medium
Fairview New Homes

Canteen servery providing a range of hot and cold meals to site operatives

South - Multi-storey
St George (South) - The Tower, One Street

Excellent well maintained toilet facilities

South - Multi-storey
St George (South) - The Tower, One Street

Fall arrest system in use

South - Multi-storey
St George (South) - The Tower, One Street

Good pedestrian segregation throughout the site

South - Multi-storey
St George (South) - The Tower, One Street

Good use of signage indicating controlled areas of site

South - Multi-storey
St George (South) - The Tower, One Street

Good welfare facilities, well maintained and serviced

South - Multi-storey
St George (South) - The Tower, One Street

Occupational nurses office where weekly consultations
are held

South - Multi-storey
St George (South) - The Tower, One Street

A well organised, but very tight site

South - Multi-storey
St George (South) - The Tower, One Street

Oil storage with a considered blinding arrangement in place

South - Small
Devonshire Homes - Moorhayes Park

Good housekeeping with bean bags securely stored

South - Small
Devonshire Homes - Moorhayes Park

Hand cleansing station not normally seen on a small building site

South - Small
Devonshire Homes - Moorhayes Park

Organised material storage indicating a well managed site

South - Small
Devonshire Homes - Moorhayes Park

Health and safety signs displayed at main entrance to site - setting a level of expectation before entering the site

South - Small
Devonshire Homes - Moorhayes Park

A clean tidy and organised compound free from hazards

South - Small
Devonshire Homes - Moorhayes Park

Clean and tidy well organised working area

South - Small
Devonshire Homes - Moorhayes Park