NHBC Health
and Safety Awards

The 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.

Judging Process

What are the judges looking for?

Find out what it takes to win a Health and Safety Award


For the Best Site Awards, during their site visits the judges will be looking for:

  • Effective planning for health and safety before the project starts

  • Effective communication with all staff on health and safety issues

  • A well trained and experienced site manager

  • A tidy, well-organised site

  • An infrastructure that supports the site manager in matters of health and safety i.e. top down as well as bottom up

  • Operatives who have an understanding of the importance of working safely and correctly using appropriate personal protective equipment

  • Adequate resources (appropriate to the size and complexity of the project) having been allocated to manage health and safety on site

  • Effective implementation on monitoring compliance with site rules

  • Proper selection of contractors that takes account of health and safety competence

Meet the independent judging panel

Coming soon

Best practice

Emergency procedures

Emergency procedures

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Traffic management

Traffic management

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Waste management

Waste management

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Awards Archive

Welcome to the winners archive where you can find details of past Health and Safety Award winners. If you require winner information from years prior to 2016 then please contact us.

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