Chesterfield site manager in line for top award

Building site
Building site

A Chesterfield site manager has received a health and safety award for his management of a new housing development in the town.

Steve Alcock, of St Modwen Homes Limited, is one of 57 site managers from across the house-building industry awarded commended status in NHBC’s annual Health and Safety Awards for his management of the Egstow Park site.

He will now go on to compete for the highly commended and national titles which will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Birmingham on July 6.

Steve said: “We are all very proud of the recognition that the award brings and it shows that we have a team that pulls in the same direction to achieve our high standards.”

The awards recognise and reward site managers’ commitment to achieving the ‘very best’ in on site health and safety.

Stephen Ashworth, NHBC Health and Safety services manager, said: “Congratulations to Steve on winning an NHBC Health and Safety Commended Award.

“To win an award at this level clearly shows that Steve has a real desire to keep his colleagues healthy and their workplaces safe.

“We wish Steve the very best of luck in the next stage of the competition.”

Significant progress has been made in on-site safety with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reporting 30 fatal injuries last year, down from the previous five year average of 44 deaths.