NHBC Health and Safety Awards

The judging process

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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.

Meet the independent judging panel

Simon Mantle

Group Health & Safety Manager, NHBC

Revd. Kevin Fear

Head of Health, Safety & Environment, CITB

Ray Cooke

Head of Construction Sector Safety Unit, HSE

Peter Caplehorn

Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director, Construction Products Association

Simon Mantle

Group Health & Safety Manager, NHBC

Simon started his career in the building industry in 1974, initially as a quantity surveyor and later moving into a project management role. With the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations in 1995 and health and safety starting to play an increasing part of his role, Simon opted for a change in direction, embarking on a new career in health and safety. Simon current role is Group Health and Safety Manager for NHBC where he has worked for the last 22 years. During this time Simon has contributed to the wider health and safety agenda by chairing the Strategic Forum for Construction’s health and safety committee as well as Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP).

Revd. Kevin Fear

Head of Health, Safety & Environment, CITB

Kevin is head of health, safety and environment for the CITB. This is a key industry position and Kevin wealds significant influence regarding health and safety matters. Kevin sits on numerous industry committees including the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) a committee that works in partnership with the HSE, helping to develop health and safety strategy for the construction industry.

Ray Cooke

Head of Construction Sector Safety Unit, HSE

Ray Cooke is a principle inspector with HSE and is head of the construction sector safety team. He joined HSE in 1985 and has inspected many different industries including specialising in docks, shipbuilding and ship repair, woodworking, plastics, food, health services and fairgrounds.

Peter Caplehorn

Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director, Construction Products Association

Peter Caplehorn is the Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director at the Construction Products Association. He comes from an architectural background so is able to bring a health and safety in design dimension to the panel, which plays an important part in designing for safe construction. Like Kevin, Peter sits on several industry committees, several of which Kevin also sits on so they are well known to one another.

Judging Process

What are the judges looking for?

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

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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

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 2017 then please contact us.

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