The Structural Timber Association (STA) has received the Health & Safety accolade at the 2019 Offsite Awards thanks to its ‘Site Safe Policy’
400 construction professionals gathered at ExCel, London to celebrate the 2019 Offsite Awards. The awards celebrate product and service innovation, engineered by the pioneers who are taking the offsite construction industry to new heights.
The Health & Safety award acknowledges outstanding health and safety disciplines, which empowers and protects construction professionals while enabling healthy onsite environments.
Offsite Award judges were impressed by the policy strategy, which is mandatory for all STA members and is independently audited for the reassurance of insurance companies, customers and third-party warranty bodies. The policy stipulates information provision at tender stage and ensures that manufacturing members, suppliers and erectors of structural timber building systems work closely with customers to provide clear, concise information and health and safety guidance on all building sites.
Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of STA said: “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award for health and safety in the offsite construction industry.
“Safety is paramount in manufacturing and an easily-accessible health and safety policy that’s flexible to different company needs is pivotal to the wellbeing of providers and service users.”
The Site Safety Policy guide is divided into seven key requirements, each of which can be applied in numerous ways to enhance health and safety procedures.
The policy applies to all structural timber building system members, including offsite manufacturers, fabricators, contractors and installers who work with principal contractors.