Housebuilder revolutionises on-site safety in Oxfordshire @macmichomes

Workers at an Oxfordshire construction site are among the first in England to benefit from the next generation of protective headwear, thanks to luxury housebuilders Mactaggart & Mickel. Mactaggart & Mickel’s site managers at St Jude’s Meadow – a mix of 31 three- and five-bedroom family homes and 31 affordable homes in the picturesque village of Milton-under-Wychwood – are equipped with the innovative safety helmets, whose futuristic design wouldn’t look out of place in a science fiction film.

The unique ENHA Ranger headwear is an award-winning, double-walled safety helmet featuring the innovative Crashbox impact absorption system, which reduces the force of an impact to the wearer’s head, neck and shoulders.

The Crashbox was inspired by the crumple zone effect from the automotive industry and allows for multiple colour combinations, to reflect various job roles on a construction site or to match a corporate colour scheme. The helmets are also more environmentally friendly, with a protective layer that blocks UV rays; extending their lifespan by as much as 50%.

Mactaggart & Mickel is one of the first companies in the British Isles to embrace the new safety helmet range, designed to exacting standards by German manufacturers ENHA GmbH.

The housebuilder’s luxury homes at St Jude’s Meadow have recently launched to the public, with two show homes decorated by a leading interior designer.


 Marion Forbes, Director at Mactaggart & Mickel said:

 “As a fourth-generation family-owned business, the safety and wellbeing of our people has always been our number one priority, which is why we’re committed to investing in the highest specification safety systems and techniques across all our sites.

 “We’ve had great feedback from our staff about the new helmets, including their comfort and design – but the most important thing is the extra safety they bring to our sites.”

 Elsewhere in Oxfordshire, Mactaggart & Mickel will also employ the cutting-edge safety technology at its 25-home Childrey Park development in East Challow.

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