Leading timber frame designer, manufacturer and erector Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has won “Highly Commended” in the “Best Safety Product” category of the Housebuilder Product Awards 2014, it was announced in Birmingham yesterday.
Oregon’s award-winning product was their Cassette Floor and the Craning-in process they have developed for using the cassettes on site.
Director of Sales and Marketing Elaine Wilson /Group Health & Safety Manager Colin Black said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have been award winners in the Health and Safety category of these prestigious UK Awards. Oregon is dedicated to the prevention of accidents and our Cassette Floors reduce the risk of falls from height and lifting injuries and offer a safe working platform for the erection of the next and subsequent floors. It’s excellent that this has been recognized in these ‘Industry Oscars’.”
Oregon Timber Frame’s craned-in cassette floors have been recognized in key industry awards for the contribution they make to site safety and reduction of manufacturing waste.
Committed to delivering sustainable, modern construction using innovative products and safe practices, Oregon was one of the first timber frame companies to use craning–in to reduce the risk of falls from height and lifting injuries, commissioning university –based research to optimize their processes.
Sales and Marketing Director Elaine Wilson says: “Cassette floors prevent un-safe working at height since installation work is carried out from the perimeter scaffold and/or from podium platforms below. The size of any cassette prevents manual lifting, which greatly reduces manual handling injuries. Once installed the completed cassette floor provides a safe working platform for the erection of the next and subsequent floors. Prefabricated in our factories, we use also materials optimizing software to minimize manufacturing waste.”