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CBH sponsored award for Occupational Health in Construction is won by Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering


This year, for the first time, Constructing Better Health (CBH) was the proud sponsor of the Occupational Health in Construction Award.  On 23rd November at the Occupational Health Journal awards ceremony* at London’s Hilton Park Lane, Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering was the winner of this award to much praise by the judges.

This award is open to Occupational Health (OH) teams in the construction industry who can demonstrate they affect change to improve workers’ health and preventing their ill health. Organisations must explain the thinking behind interventions they have made in this regard.

Dr. Geoff Davies, eminent OH medicine specialist and consultant to CBH, was one of the judges. He thought Balfour Beatty stood out due to their in- depth understanding of OH principles, the importance of making risk assessments and subsequent planning according to their resources. They had quite obviously taken on board the value of CBH by providing data and implementing review programmes. Furthermore he observed Balfour Beatty’s clear reasoning was reflected in their advisory documentation provided to employees.

Dr. Davies says, “Compared to 10 or 15 years ago, the level of entries for these awards reflects how far the construction industry has grown regarding occupational health. It is very encouraging to see what employers are achieving now, and it can grow even further.”

Iain Wilson, BBMCE’s Director of Safety, Sustainability, Risk and Assurance adds, “I would like to congratulate the entire Occupational Health team for this fantastic achievement, which is a result of their commitment, dedication and hard work over the last few years.”

Michelle Aldous, CEO of CBH comments, “CBH sponsored this award as an incentive for construction employers to take pride in developing sound OH programmes and to share their achievements. Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering has reflected what diligence and organisation can achieve to accomplish positive change in OH culture. Congratulations to them and long may it continue.”


Martin Brock and Sarah Jones receiving the award from Michelle Aldous, Chief Executive of Constructing Better Health and Noel O’Reilly, Editor of Occupational Health Journal.

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