Sheffield’s Martin-Brooks has been named the country’s safest flat roofer by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC).
The South Yorkshire roofing specialist took home one of three top prizes at the industry’s Safety in Roofing Awards, thanks to its commitment to onsite health and safety.
Martin-Brooks received its award at the NFRC national conference, held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. It was presented by Matt Allwright from the BBC’s Rogue Traders and recognised the firm’s highest scoring entry in the flat roofing category from a field of 3,000 federation members.
This is the fifth successive year that Martin-Brooks has achieved a gold award for its health and safety performance, but the first time it has emerged as a national winner. The NFRC’s gold, silver and bronze standards are determined by accident statistics, a member’s health and safety culture and it commitment to staff training.
Martin-Brooks director, Nick Brooks, said: “We are extremely proud of our roofers, whose hard work and attention to detail have secured us this national honour. Despite challenging trading conditions, we have continued to invest in our health and safety procedures, to maintain the high standards of professionalism for which we are renowned, and it is gratifying to have our efforts commended as an example of best practice.”