Ray Hutchinson, President of the Construction Employers Federation, spoke this evening at the Federation's Annual Dinner at the Culloden Hotel.
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 Construction Skills Register (CSR) is introducing new Plant Achievement Tests from 30 April 2018. The tests are being introduced to improve the standard and quality assurance of the CSR plant scheme and must be completed by all applicants for new, additional or upgrade plant cards. Renewals are not affected.
Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017, matters relating to cladding and to fire safety in general have become a concern for Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurers. This briefing by Federation Patron Willis Towers Watson will help guide you through the issues.