Jones Bros lands top honour thanks to health and safety dedication5th Jul 2023

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK’s unwavering commitment to the highest staff wellbeing standards has resulted in another esteemed honour.

The Ruthin-headquartered firm has been named the UK member of year at the Building Safety Group Health and Safety (H&S) awards.

The flagship trophy is awarded to a member who has demonstrated a working H&S culture which is embedded in the organisation.

Victors must be able to provide strong evidence of continuously improving wellbeing management performance, which is considered ‘best in class’ in the industry.

Jones Bros showcased its duty to the sector over the past 12 months by:

Jones Bros environment manager Sam Higgitt was on hand to collect the honour at the awards, held at the Williams F1 Experience Centre in Grove, Oxfordshire.

Sam said: “Health and safety is crucial to everything we do as a company, so to win a prestigious prize in the sector is wonderful.

“Outstanding levels of wellbeing, both on and off site, requires a commitment from every member of staff.

“It was fantastic to visit the Williams F1 headquarters and to collect the accolade on behalf of everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this success.”

BSG managing director, Stephen Bell, said: “The BSG awards ceremony was once again a national celebration of our members’ dedicated commitment to health and safety in construction.

“Recognised award winners such as Jones Bros should be immensely proud of their achievement and highly commended for their admirable approach to reducing risk in the workplace.

“It is BSG members like Jones Bros who make a significant contribution to raising the bar when it comes to health and safety standards across the sector, and we offer them our congratulations.”

Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros owns one of the largest plant fleets in the UK and employs approximately 500 people.

The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highwaysflood and marine defencewaste management and renewable energy around the UK.

The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced nearly 40 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.