Abbey Pynford Achieves Gold in RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

Abbey Pynford are pleased to announce that we have achieved a Gold Award in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

We have been handed this prestigious award in recognition of our practices and achievements in helping its staff and clients get home safely at the end of the working day.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Adrian O’Grady, Managing Director said: “we are delighted to be recognised for this award as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment and attention to Health, Safety and Welfare, which is integral to all we do. The diverse range of systems we offer have been developed with safety in mind; from safe systems of work for underpinning excavations to alleviating trenches on sites with our Housedeck system.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2018 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 13th consecutive year.

We will be presented with the award during a ceremony at ExCeL, London on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards

Abbey Pynford Shortlisted for 2 Awards at the Ground Engineering Awards 2018

Abbey Pynford are proud to announce that after making it through the first round of judging we have been shortlisted for 2 awards at the Ground Engineering Awards 2018.

Sustainability Award
The Sustainability Award shortlisting is for our design and build Housedeck ground floor and foundation system and in particular its sustainable credentials compared to alternatives.

UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of up to £1M
We’ve been shortlisted for this award in recognition of our work creating a challenging new retrofit basement in Mayfair, within the client’s budget and accelerated programme.

Our Design Director, Mike Johnson had the following to say after being shortlisted:

“These award nominations recognise Abbey Pynford’s commitment to sustainability, innovation and engineering excellence across the spectrum of foundations and below ground structures, from design and construction of complex retro-fit basements through to tailored sustainable new build foundations.”

With one final round of judging to go before the awards are decided, we will be presenting our entries to the judging panel in April.

Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted and we will see you at the awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London on Wednesday 6th June 2018.

RoSPA Centenary Celebration

As a part of RoSPA’s centenary celebrations they are today holding a garden party at Buckingham Palace. At each party around 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed! Two of our Contracts Managers are attending representing Abbey Pynford. We are reliably informed that the band were playing Beauty & The Beast when this photo was taken.

National CDM Awards 2017

National CDM Awards: Abbey Pynford Nominated for Project of the Year

Abbey Pynford worked as the specialist basement subcontractor to Willmott Dixon on refurbishment of the Grade II* St Albans Town Hall. The CDMC for the project was so impressed at the combined H&S effort that they nominated the project for Project of the Year at the 10th annual Association of Project Safety (APS) National Construction Design and Management (CDM) Awards. Best of luck to all involved when the results are announced on October 19th.