Housebuilder in contention for triple health and safety success

STEWART Milne Group is in contention for a hat-trick of gongs for its health and safety performance at the Trades Awards, which are being held virtually on 9 October.

The group, which recently collected its eleventh consecutive RoSPA award, is a finalist for the Excellence in Health and Safety category of the annual Trades Awards, while apprentice joiner Steph Barron has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year.

The housebuilder and timber systems manufacturer has again been granted a President’s Award from the Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This recognises the company’s consistency in delivering processes and policies which have led to year on year improvement in health and safety among its workforce and subcontractors.

Stewart Milne said this achievement, along with a host of other HSEQ awards, cements the firm’s position as an ‘industry leader’ in health and safety performance.

Group HSEQ director, Greg Johnston, said, “This achievement demonstrates our industry leading approach to health and safety performance and we hope to be able to complete a hat-trick at next week’s awards by demonstrating our strong HSE culture that creates the  a safe environment in which all our people can excel.”

Stewart Milne Group revealed it is continually honing its behaviour-based safety programmes, ‘Choose Safe’ and ‘Just Culture’, which promote positive health and safety attitudes.

Mr Johnston added, “Choose Safe is derived from our theory that everyone always has a choice in life. We encourage people to think about their options and to choose the safe one, every time. Just Culture ensures we have an on-going positive safety culture with increased consistency, openness, confidence and trust in the individuals and teams we work alongside.”