Orbit wins two ASCP Safety and Compliance Awards

Orbit has been named winner in two categories of the Association of Safety & Compliance Professionals’ (ASCP) Safety and Compliance Awards.

The affordable housing provider won the award for ‘Building Safety Initiative of the Year’ for its work with Parametrix, to create a digital Building Information Model (BIM) of three high-rise residential blocks.

The project involved a series of on-site surveying activities being carried out including laser scanning, thermal drone operations, intrusive building investigations and risk assessments to create a highly detailed ‘digital twin’ of an estate in Erith, London. These 3D building replicas act as smart databases, which hold the ‘golden thread of building information’ for the estate including 2D plans, schedules, specifications and schematics following the ISO 19650 BIM standard – the international standard for managing information over the whole life cycle of a building.

Hayley Cross, Property Safety Officer for Orbit also won the ‘Rising Star Award’ in recognition of her work to create new tools for prioritising external wall assessments and managing fire risk assessments which have enabled colleagues across the organisation to work more efficiently.

Paul Richards, Group Director of Customer and Communities at Orbit, said: “I’m delighted that once again, Orbit’s dedication to achieving high standards of health and safety has been recognised on a national stage. I’m enormously proud of the hard work and effort that our team puts in to prioritising the safety of customers, members of the public, colleagues and other people we work with. A big well done to Hayley who has contributed so much to the team since she joined.”