Safety award for housing developer

Avant Homes is currently building in Rosewell
Avant Homes is currently building in Rosewell

Scottish housebuilder Avant Homes, has been presented with a Gold Medal by national safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after winning the organisation’s Gold Award for a sixth successive year.

The developer has recently brought a range of new homes to the Lothians with its Hawthornden development in Rosewell, Burnell Park in Haddington and Balfour Park in Newcraighall, Edinburgh.

The highly-regarded RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards recognised the company’s outstanding commitment to health and safety.

Now in its 60th year, the RoSPA Safety Awards are open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. Judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems and performance, including aspects such as leadership and workforce engagement.

David Knight, Avant Homes Scotland’s managing director, said: “Being presented with a RoSPA Gold Medal and winning the Gold Award for the sixth successive year is an excellent achievement that everyone in the business can be extremely proud of.

“Everybody at Avant Homes has played a part in collectively enabling the company to achieve the highest of health and safety standards over a sustained period of time. This is a hugely satisfying public recognition of how all employees are committed to delivering the best standards across our developments.

“We are always looking to enhance our operating procedures and how we look after, motivate and develop our people.

This philosophy flows through directly into our approach to health and safety, so we remain dedicated to delivering the very highest standards in this extremely important part of our business.”