Darwin Group scoops industry health and safety award
17 Dec 2020
Darwin Group has received an award from the UK’s largest health and safety consultancy, the Building Safety Group (BSG).
We were named ‘Highly Commended Member of the Year’ for our work across London and the South East. We were commended for our commitment to comprehensive site working practices and our ability to continue delivering projects safely throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.
The accolade, which is awarded for best practice in health and safety, was presented to Darwin Group by BSG at Eagle House school in Sandhurst, Berkshire, where we are currently delivering a new teaching block and large refurbishment.
Many of our modular builds are constructed off-site at our highly controlled production facility in Shrewsbury. These modern methods of construction not only allow us to prioritise health and safety throughout a project, but also enable complete quality management and a significantly reduced turnaround time for clients.
This year, we have demonstrated our innovative modular building solutions though the design, manufacture and delivery of other critical care hospital facilities for the NHS, which have provided hospital beds for thousands of additional intensive care patients.
Our ability to do much of the work off-site in a controlled, COVID-secure environment has meant that facilities have been delivered at pace. For example, the emergency Nightingale Ward at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan was delivered in less than 40 days.
We have since been appointed to deliver a new Lakeside Wing at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff as part of a £33 million project led by the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Charles Pierce, Managing Director at Darwin Group, said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised as a leader in health and safety in what has been a busy year for our business. Our construction teams have had to quickly adapt to even stricter safety measures to incorporate social distancing and increased hygiene regulations into their everyday work. We are extremely proud of our team and their ability to continue delivering great buildings throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic.”
Stephen Bell, Managing Director at BSG, added: “BSG would like to commend Darwin Group for its outstanding contribution to health and safety by introducing measures that have helped to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health. This is an exceptional achievement.”
The BSG Awards is a national celebration of businesses’ dedicated commitment to Health and Safety in construction. Over 800 members from across the UK, were considered for a BSG award. View the fill list of winners here.