Winners of UK’s Most Considerate Sites announced Six constructors achieve top award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme The UK’s very highest performing construction sites have been awarded the coveted title of ‘Most Considerate Site’ at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2017

National Site Awards. The Scheme’s National Site Awards are one of the most revered accolades within the UK construction industry. They recognise Scheme-registered sites that have

demonstrated the very highest level of consideration in respect of the community, environment and workforce. The winning sites are: King Edward Skate Plaza - Robert Woodhead Ltd (Value Band 1: Under £500k) This project involved the construction of a new skate park located in the King Edward Park, Sneinton, a short distance from Nottingham city centre.

M&S Dulwich SF - Wates Smartspace (Value Band 2: £500k to <£1m) This work involved the creation of an 800 sq. m. food hall within a retail unit located on a busy high street in Dulwich, South East London.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales Phase 2 - Post Occupation Works - Interserve Construction Ltd (Value Band 3: £1m to <£5m) On the outskirts of Cardiff, this project comprised external works to complement the recently- completed Children’s Hospital for Wales.

Discovery Academy - Carillion Construction Ltd (Value Band 4: £5m to <£10m) This project involved the construction of a new school in a residential area on the outskirts of Hattersley, near Hyde in Greater Manchester.

Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School & Nursery - Heron Bros Ltd (Value Band 5: £10m to <£50m) This ongoing contract involves the construction of a new college, primary school and nursery on the site of a former army barracks in a residential area of

Londonderry. Ulster Hospital Phase B2 - General Ward Block - Graham Bam Healthcare Partnership (Value Band 6: £50m and over) In the grounds of a large operational hospital in Dundonald, near Belfast, this work involves the ongoing construction of a new seven-storey ward building. Considerate Constructors Scheme Executive Chairman Isabel Martinson said: “Congratulations to all 2017 National Site Award winners. Winning an award with the

Considerate Constructors Scheme is a huge achievement, as only the top-performing sites are eligible for such an accolade. “The successes of award-winning sites demonstrate the importance of embedding the core principles of the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice, creating a

positive long-term legacy for the local community, environment and workforce. Special congratulations to the Most Considerate Site award winners, who represent considerate construction at its very best. Each of these sites is a beacon of best

practice for the industry, having clearly shown exceptional effort and commitment in pursuit of improving the image and reputation of the construction industry.” To find out more about the 2017 National Site Awards and search the database listing all winners, click here.

Speedy Celebrate Double Gold Safety Standards Speedy, the UK’s leading tools, equipment and plant hire services company, has received a double safety boost by securing two gold-standard safety awards. For the third year running, Speedy has secured the top level accreditation for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards,

while it has also been awarded gold status by The Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS). Now in its 61st year, the RoSPA award is in recognition of Speedy’s overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as

leadership and workforce involvement. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA

Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world.” The FORS accreditation is open to all fleet operators with gold-level

requirements, primarily involving the implementation of best-practice measures, including promoting the FORS standards through supply chains alongside those within the in-house fleet. Speedy’s vehicle fleet consists of some 1,400 vehicles spread around

193 operating centres. Steve Giblin, Speedy’s Group HSSEQ Director said: “These

accreditations are important to our business as they send a message that we are serious about occupational safety. It is gratifying to be recognised in this way.” Speedy launched its Intelligent Safety programme in 2016. It is a free

online resource dedicated to raising awareness, knowledge and skills across key safety themes for the construction industry. These include: dust control, hand/arm vibration and working at height. Intelligent Safety includes the latest health and safety information, videos, toolbox talks, industry news, and specific product/service recommendations. It is free to use.

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