Errol Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of RoSPA and Helen Moore, Group Director of Orbit Homes
Helen Moore, our Group Director of Orbit Homes, was joined by Errol Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), to showcase the first development where the homes which have been designed to RoSPA approved Safer by Design standards are being built.
Helen Moore, Group Director of Orbit Homes, said: “RoSPA’s Safer by Design standards go above and beyond building regulations, and as the first affordable housing provider to adopt this framework, we are proud that Orbit is leading the sector on building safety. Many accidents can be avoided through simple and low-cost design changes, which make the home physically safer by eradicating risks.
“I am delighted to say that the Safer by Design framework has already been embedded within our design standards at Mill View in Dereham, and I am pleased to be able to showcase our strong commitment to the safety of our customers.
“From next year, all of our new-build homes will be built to Safer by Design Gold Standard, ensuring that our homes are amongst the safest on the market and meet the current and future needs of our residents.”
Earlier this year, Orbit became the first affordable housing provider to adopt the RoSPA Safer by Design framework for all future new-build homes. Safer by Design is a framework aimed at reducing more accidental deaths and serious injuries that occur in our own homes each year.
In July, Orbit also scooped two gold health and safety awards from RoSPA for the third consecutive year. The outstanding accolades endorse Orbit’s ongoing commitment to customer safety and best practice in compliance to deliver customers with a quality service.
For more information on RoSPA’s Safer by Design framework, visit: www.rospa.com/built-environment.