India's key B2B exhibition for the building industry
19 - 21 April 2018 • Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India

PCERF - Construction Safety Awards 2017

PCERF Construction Safety Awards 2017

The 4th tranche of the PCERF – Kumar Beharay Construction Safety Awards took place at WorldBuild India 2017. Construction safety is a key factor occupying the minds of Construction companies today. Five years ago with foresight Pune Construction Engineering Research Foundation initiated this movement and over the years there has been a substantial improvement in the safety practices across the industry.

The awards are for construction sites in three areas:

  1. Residential and Commercial sites
  2. Industrial sites
  3. Infrastructure sites

The approach and methodology of the awards focuses on the education and improvements in the participants and the audit system is divided into two parts:

  • Systems, documentation and organisational matters related to safety.
  • Implementation of the safety measures at the sites.

The audit and assessment takes place in two stages or visits to the site by the Jury. The first visit is announced in advance to the participant. The Jury on its visit then observes the system and implementation. The members of the Jury give on the spot feedback about the scope for improvement. Later they collectively give a written feedback, which is shared with the participants, with the intention that the learning is implemented on site.

A few months later the jury pays a surprise visit to the site of the participants to check out the day to day reality of the implementation of the measures. Both these assessments are clubbed together to announce the winner who is awarded the ‘Golden Helmet’. The runner up is awarded the ‘Silver Helmet’.
The tentative schedule for the awards is:

  1. Last date for entries – 30th November 2016
  2. Seminar for participants – December 2016
  3. First visit – January 2016
  4. Second visit – between February and March 2017
  5. Awards – at the time of WBT / Constro Exhibition in April 2017

Winners of the competition will get a Trophy and a Certificate.

Mr. MujtabaLokhandwala is PCERF Convener for Construction Safety Forum