For over a decade a soft insurance market within the Construction sector has meant Contractors and Developers have enjoyed low premiums and broad cover for both Annual and Project insurances.
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.
From 31 December 2020 all Construction Skills Register (CSR) skilled cards or above that were originally issued on the basis of an occupational assessment and Industry Accreditation will expire on 31 December 2024. Candidates will then have to have registered on or achieved an NVQ Level 2 qualification or higher to continue to be issued a CSR card based on their occupation.
After a busy year working on the industry's behalf we are today publishing our Annual Report for 2019.