Health and safety software used in Rochdale Town Hall restoration shortlisted for two North West Regional Construction Awards

Date published: 07 October 2021

A design risk management tool being used in the restoration of Rochdale Town Hall has been shortlisted in two categories in this year’s North West Regional Construction Awards.

Rochdale Town Hall is undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The restoration project will restore and repair many of the building’s historic features and open up long lost spaces, with brand new exhibition and event areas giving the public more access to the building than ever before.

The Harm Zero tool, developed by the project’s construction health and safety consultants, Safer Sphere, has been shortlisted for the Digital Construction Award and the Health and Safety Award in the 2021 North West Regional Construction Awards.

Harm Zero allows for early identification of construction health and safety risks with a dashboard and live system which is accessible to all consultants on the multi-million pound redevelopment.

Safer Sphere says the tool allows for “greater provision of information than traditional spreadsheet risk registers. It helps projects be delivered on time and on budget, through the prompt identification and mitigation of Health and Safety risk.”

Oliver Holbrook, business development manager at Safer Sphere, said: “We are extremely excited to be working alongside Donald Insall and the Rochdale Development Agency for the town hall project and are pleased to see that the use of our Harm Zero tool, is not just adding value, but being recognised industry wide for the benefits it brings.”

The North West Regional Construction Awards are now in their 15th year, with a live awards ceremony taking place in Liverpool on 19 November.

Award winners will go on to compete in the national Constructing Excellence Awards in London in 2022.

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