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Thursday, November 26, 2020
BESA’s health & safety advisor Rebecca (Becky) Crosland has received one of the building services industry’s top honours for her tireless work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the sector’s workforce was able to operate as safely as possible.
She received the Outstanding Achievement Award at yesterday’s H&V News Awards 2020 in recognition of the speed with which she produced vital safety guidance and then kept up a relentless pace to ensure the guidance evolved and developed as more information emerged about the particular safety issues facing contractors.
She was described as “the stability the sector needed” and praised for blending “standards, guidance and basic good sense to keep the construction industry and its workforce safe”.
Becky set up an expert panel – BESA/ECA Health & Safety COVID-19 Panel – to capture the best available knowledge across the sector; and chaired the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum, which led the industry’s response to the crisis. Her “formidable energy” was critical in keeping up dialogue between the industry and the government at the height of the crisis, according to the Awards organisers.
She also made sure the best available advice was disseminated rapidly to the industry and clearly explained on numerous online platforms. This created a stream of visitors to her group’s guidance area on the BESA website as workers and employers sought reassurance and knowledge.
Becky commented on receiving the award, “I am so proud to receive this award. It is vital that the collaboration between everyone in the building services and construction industry continues to ensure further guidance and information is shared and promoted to keep everyone safe.”
Her colleagues at BESA have long been aware of Becky’s passion and commitment to the cause of keeping people safe and supporting the efforts of employers to meet their welfare obligations to their workforces. Now the whole industry knows!
You can read more about all the winners in the HVN Awards Brochure
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