North West Construction Safety Group

Lifetime Achievement Award for recognition of working in a safety role – Winner: Claire Oakes, Create Construction


Rawlings were invited by Create Construction to the The North West Construction Safety Group annual awards ceremony on Friday 21st April 2017.

The event, held at the Park Royal Hotel, Warrington welcomed more than 120 attendees from a wide range of companies; all of whom are committed to ensuring Health and Safety within the construction industry. The Awards were presented by Andy Gay, HSE Head of Operations, (Construction), North West and North Midlands.

It was great to see Claire Oakes, of  Create Construction receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for recognition of working in a safety role 

Claire has made a significant contribution to H&S over a sustained period-of-time. Dedicating more than 25 years to construction in H&S related roles in the North West. She has shown clear leadership; inspired others within the industry by mentoring and encouraging three individuals to progress from site labouring roles to fully qualified safety professionals. In a male dominated industry, there are still very few female professionals and it is commendable as to what she has achieved. Her efforts and positive contributions have earned her a directorship at Create Construction. Promoting a positive behavioural approach to safety rather than enforcement, her influence has led to seven consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards, including a Gold Medal. In 2014, Claire was honoured with the RoSPA Guardian Angel award. Later this year she will attend Buckingham Palace to celebrate RoSPA’s Centenary.

Those in attendance representing Rawlings where Director Kevin Colleran and Principal Safety Consultant Shaun Baxter


we would liker to thank  North West Construction Safety Group, Create Construction and particularly Claire Oakes for a Fantastic Evening

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