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Trio of top safety awards for Lovell in Scotland

Affordable housing developer and regeneration specialist Lovell has received British Safety Council awards for its excellent safety management standards on three Scottish housing projects.

The Lovell site management team pictured with the International Safety Awards. Left to right, Colin Bain, site manager for the Balnagask project; Andy Frew, site manager for the West Gait development and Gary Stewart, site manager for the Dalmuir refurbishment programme.

The International Safety Awards honour organisations dedicated to keeping their workplaces and workers safe.

Lovell received Merit awards for three schemes: a major refurbishment programme for West Dunbartonshire Council at six blocks of flats in Dalmuir; a £3.7 million housing improvement scheme at three tower blocks in Balnagask, Aberdeen, for Aberdeen City Council and a £7.7 million new-build 93-home development for Places for People at West Gait, Edinburgh.

British Safety Council chief executive Alex Botha says: “2014 marks the 56th year of the International Safety Awards, which celebrate those organisations that have shown a real dedication and commitment to preventing injury and ill health in the workplace. The success criteria for these awards is challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of achieving high standards of health and safety at work.”

Lovell regional director Alan Taylor comments: “As a company, we put the highest priority on health and safety.  It is rewarding to have this recognised by the British Safety Council through these awards which reflect the professionalism and dedication of our health and safety team, our staff and our subcontractor and supplier partners.”