2006 - Winner Coleman & Company were awarded the Contract Journal Silver Helmet Award for Safety.
Silver Helmet Safety Award
‘The Contract Journal Construction Industry awards are among the most prestigious in the industry….It is important that we take the time to talk about our successes and acknowledge and reward those who have been exceptional. These awards are an important part of that process and provide an excellent showcase for the best of UK construction.’
Margaret Hodge, Minister for State for Industry and The Regions:‘One particular highlight this year is the number of entries for the Silver Helmet Award for Safety.’
‘the quality of entries for the Silver Helmet was, for the HSE, an uplifting reminder that a significant number are working very hard indeed.’
Emma Penny, Editor Contract Journal:‘Coleman & Company, winner of last year’s Contract Journal Demolition Contractor of the Year award, was felt to have led the field on safety for a number of reasons. Clearly determined not to rest on its laurels, the company has continued to show a downward trend in accident statistics, while increasing investment in turnover and growth. It has made impressive advances in areas such as training, an integrated management system, whole body and hand arm vibration.’
‘It has done a great job of monitoring health and safety, demonstrably investing and taking a positive approach. It sets a great example in what is a risky field with a poor past health and safety history”. References were also glowing, with one pointing out that Coleman always seeks to involve workers, added that it was difficult to see how it could improve.’
‘As one judge summed up “Coleman walks the talk”....If only the rest of the industry would follow their example.’