THREE managers from Cala Homes have been commended in recognition of their health and safety standards in housebuilding at sites across Scotland.

The major homebuilder saw three of its employees acknowledged at the NHBC Health and Safety Awards 2018.

It is the third consecutive year that Cala Homes has received such recognition. Just 57 sites have been awarded the accolade across the UK.

Winners for the Scottish property developer were site manager Billy McCallum for his work at Kinnaird Oaks in Larbert; Stuart Dallas, project manager for Riverside at Bothwell; and Colin Thain, project manager at Gullane Fire College.

They were each subject to a number of rigorous inspection visits from the NHBC health and safety advisors over a four-month period.

The site managers will now progress through to the national award ceremony at the ICC in Birmingham, which takes place tomorrow. There, they will find out if they will become highly commended or become a national winner within their category.

Dallas was building on his success in previous years. He scooped a highly commended national award in 2016 and was a national runner-up in the large builder category in 2017.

“Being recognised with an NHBC Health and Safety Award is a great achievement for myself and the team who work so hard to create a safe and productive environment,” he said.

“Our ongoing success in securing this accolade is testament to the commitment we make to delivering best practice day in, day out on our sites.”

Thain has also previously been recognised for health and safety and was thrilled to add to his accolades.

“Cala is synonymous with high quality and this starts at the grass roots of the site, it is a real achievement for the whole team who continually strive to be the best in the business which is reflected in the end product,” he said.

McCallum, meanwhile, picked up his first award and said he was looking forward to attending the national event later today.

“As this is the first time I have been recognised with a Health and Safety Award I am truly delighted that the efforts from all the team at Kinnaird Oaks have resulted in it being one of the top sites in the UK for health and safety,” he said.

“It goes without saying, health and safety is a key priority on a construction site and to be rewarded for our work in this field is very encouraging. We are now looking forward to the national event on July 6.”

Organised by NHBC, a new home warranty insurance provider, the Health and Safety Award is one of the most highly regarded accolades in the industry.

Now in its ninth year, it recognises site managers and their construction teams who aim for and achieve the highest health and safety standards in housebuilding.