Safety award chance for housing manager

Ben Smith
Ben Smith

The site manager of a village’s new housing estate has been recognised by a national health and safety awards scheme.

Ben Smith, site manager Tempsford company Kier Homes’ Millbrook Meadows in Gamlingay, was commended in the first round of judging for this year’s National House Building Council Health and Safety Awards.

They recognise the very best in health and safety standards by house builders across the country and are driving up standards across the board by showcasing and sharing examples of best practice.

Ben said: “I am really pleased to have been recognised for the work we’re doing here at Millbrook Meadows.

“We strive to create an environment where everyone who comes to work on the site can feel completely safe and this commendation demonstrates that we’ve been successful in achieving that goal.”

Mark Smith, Kier Homes’ construction director, said: “Winning these awards is recognition of and testament to the hard work and commitment of our site managers to deliver and maintain a safe working environment for our workforce and the general public.

“At Kier Homes, safety is not just a tick in the box – it is a culture.”

Ben was one of five Kier Homes site managers to be recognised.

Entrants were scored against a wide variety of criteria, including planning and site management.

They will now undergo a further round of judging carried out by independent health and safety experts as they prepare to contest the national title, along with other site managers in their category from home-builders across the UK. The overall winners will be announced on July 4.