Deeley Construction lands safety award

Deeley Construction has won a major award for its commitment to keeping its staff – and members of the public – safe.

The company has been awarded the Building Safety Group’s (BSG) Member of the Year for the Midlands in 2017.

BSG is a not-for-profit organisation and is the UK’s largest construction safety group for health, safety and environmental advice. It has members right across the country and picks out companies from each region that has gone the extra mile when it comes to health and safety.

BSG managing director Paul Kimpton said: “To be eligible for this award, the BSG member must be able to demonstrate that the company has a framework in place which helps to improve safety and health performance on construction projects and covers all stages of a project including planning, design and post construction.

“The overarching objective is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths on construction sites and to improve the ability of the industry as a whole to deliver safer construction projects and equally important, healthier employees.

“When selecting a winning member for each BSG region we have looked for companies that have been able to show evidence of health and safety leadership by communicating its importance to all stakeholders in the company.

“The successful company is also seen to be promoting effective health and safety management at the design stage of a project as well as managing and measuring health & safety risk.

“It is also clear that the company is entrenching best health and safety practice as part of the company’s culture.

“We are delighted to say that Deeley Construction has proved to be an outstanding company when it comes to all of these practices and, therefore, have made them our Midlands Member of the Year.”

Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction, said ensuring sites are safe is the company’s number one priority.

He said: “Our view is that this is absolutely the right thing to do and nothing should be left to chance when it comes to safety on a construction site.

“On top of that, it makes great business sense to have all of the necessary practices in place when it comes to health and safety.

“If everyone knows the processes and procedures and what they have to do to abide by them, it means they can get on with the job of delivering construction projects on time and on budget for our clients.”

Pictured: Paul Kimpton (left) with Alan Boichat (Deeley Construction)