A briefing note (see link in story) has recently been issued by Highways England to provide detail on changes that will affect the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) over the next two and a half years.
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.
Withdrawal of Plant EWPA route - Construction Skills Register (CSR) blue plant operative cards are issued on achievement of an NVQ Level 2 qualification. ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council has withdrawn the use of simulation as an assessment route to achieve Plant qualifications. This is stated within the Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment – Plant Operations and Lifting Operations dated 1st January 2018.
After a busy year working on the industry's behalf we are today publishing our Annual Report for 2017.