Health and Safety
Ensuring the health and safety of our employees, sub-contractors and the general public is of the utmost importance to Bellway.
We promote a positive health and safety culture throughout the Group and support the development of skills and knowledge throughout the organisation.
We have established procedures and systems to manage health and safety and provide detailed risk assessments for all our site operatives. In managing health and safety we take a pro-active approach and every three weeks (more often on more complex sites) NHBC safety consultants undertake health & safety site inspections on most of our sites. During the course of the year we were awarded a Safemark Certificate which is a benchmark recognised by the Health and Safety Executive. We are presently in the process of extending this system to all our contractors.
During the course of the year we have had five major injuries and 31 incidents (absent for more than 3 days). However, we are pleased to report that the rate of incidents in relation to the size of the workforce has fallen to its lowest level since 2006, despite the increased levels of activity on sites.