Safe-T-Cert is delighted to confirm its continued membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum following a recent reaccreditation audit.
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.
The Northern Ireland Construction Group, which brings together the leading trade and professional bodies in the region, has organised a talk of industry-wide significance to address major issues of building quality that have come to light in recent months. The hard hitting talk “Is anyone watching the quality?” will focus on the findings from the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools which was established after the collapse of a wall at Oxgangs Primary School and the subsequent closure of 17 schools. The talk will be delivered by Northern Irish architect John Cole who led the inquiry.
The SparkSafe Electrical Licence to Practice (LtP) initiative is the first of its kind in the UK. The initiative became subject to a formal Procurement Guidance Note (PGN 01/16 Electrical Licence to Practice Initiative for Electrical Workers) in February 2016. PGN 01/16 requires that only Licensed electrical workers are employed to undertake electrical installation work on behalf of Government.