Galliford Try

Building a Safer Future Champion Awardee

‘Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading construction groups with revenue of £1.2bn.

We are a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by our values to deliver lasting change for our stakeholders.

Operating as Galliford Try and Morrison Construction, we carry out building and infrastructure projects with clients in the public, private and regulated sectors across the UK and are focused on markets where we have proven strengths.

Our network of regional offices is a key advantage, offering clients the benefit of national strength with local delivery.

Our Building business operates across the UK, designing, constructing and refurbishing assets across markets where we have proven expertise and significant opportunities, particularly the education, health, defence, justice and commercial sectors.

We are passionate about our role in providing vital buildings and infrastructure across the country, committed to the idea that what we do makes a real difference to people’s lives.’

Our journey so far – what we’ve learnt

‘Galliford Try began the journey to becoming a BSF Champion company in 2021 and we have undertaken a robust self-assessment and benchmarking process to help us develop continuous improvement plans and advance our overall approach and performance on leadership and culture in relation to building safety through our Technical Services team led by Sean Blackmore.

We have already made updates to our Business Management System and to our ongoing in-house training modules, with further plans to develop guidance on the requirements of the Building Safety Act and how these align with our existing Challenging Beliefs Affecting Behaviours safety programme.

Ian Jubb, Managing Director of the Building division, commented: “A safety culture is not just protecting people during the construction phase of a building, but also how we build and design structures that are safe in use, and will last the test of time.

“The Grenfell Tower disaster has been a tragic reminder to us all that how and what we build really matters and we signed up to the BSF initiative to continue to help drive that culture of improvement through our business.”

Participation in the BSF Charter has enabled us to refocus on each aspect of delivering building safety principles, from new staff training modules on all aspects of fire safety, the selection of our designers and supply chain, aligning to industry standards and best practice for quality and compliance, with a recent focus on World Quality Week. This includes further enhancement to our staff understanding of regulation compliance, our use of digital tools like Viewpoint for Projects as our CDE for all project records, Field View for product quality management out on site and Dalux for BIM model viewing to consider buildability and interfaces, and to ensure that we provide our clients with all the project safety information at handover.’