Industry Standards

The regular data produced by the Health and Safety Executive shows that the local construction industry can stand over a much improved health and safety record in recent years…

Through the Federation’s own model, Safe-T-Cert, we can rightly claim to be an industry leader in health and safety standards – and this is something we are keen to advance, in a way that brings direct economic benefit to construction companies.

In a similar way, industry sees itself as a positive setter of higher standards in respect of promoting environmental good practice in its work. The introduction of the requirement to have an environmental management system for all main contractors seeking public sector work is something that we support and we have developed our own construction specific tool, NVIR-O-CERT, to help embed this system.

Updated list of currently available NVQs

Posted on 20/05/2024
With the deadline for some CSR card holders to achieve an NVQ or equivalent to be able to renew their card fast approaching, CSR has updated the list of providers and the NVQ qualifications that they currently provide to assist cardholders.



Discussing mental health- an employer's perspective

Posted on 27/03/2024
This month’s article from the Building Mental Health Alliance touches on the fear employers have broaching concerns they may have with a colleague.



Thanks for participating in #SafetyReboot2024

Posted on 06/02/2024
CEF would like to thank all those who took part in #SafetyReboot2024. Contractors demonstrated their ongoing commitment to health and safety by getting involved in the initiative by stopping to discuss important H&S topics with their workforces.



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