Members are reminded of the increase in the industry wage rates which come into effect on 4 December 2017. The Joint Council for the Building & Civil Engineering Industry (Northern Ireland) previously promulgated the changes on 18 October 2017.
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 Safe-T-Cert Joint Standards Advisory Panel met recently to discuss the upcoming introduction of ISO45001. Richard Jones, IOSH’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs, gave a presentation on the new health and safety standard and then discussion focussed on potential changes to Safe-T-Cert.
The Joint Council for the Building & Civil Engineering Industry (Northern Ireland) has decided to promulgate the following Additional Wage Increase effective from Monday 4 December 2017.