The CSCS Easter update 2016 is now available and can be found in their website.
The Health in Construction Leadership Group, chaired by CCG’s Chairman, Clive Johnson, has confirmed a new summit event at the ExCel conference centre on 21 April. The event follows the launch of its new occupational health campaign on 21 January.
Speakers at the invitation-only event will include Professor Dame Carol Black, a special adviser to the Department of Health, and Dr Richard Judge, HSE chief executive.
The summit will include a number of “facilitated discussions”, on integrated health management, maintaining impetus on respiratory risks, a new industry approach to mental health, developing a plan of action and measuring progress.
The CCG Annual Report is now available and explains how we continue to help clients get best value from the industry, by promoting best practice and providing a collective client voice with government, stakeholders and the supply side, to get better business outcomes for all. CCG Annual Report 2016
Managing compliance with the CDM Regulations across more than forty notifiable project sites has presented challenges for Crossrail. Under the previous (2007) Regulations, CDM Co-ordinators were required to provide advice in respect of construction health and safety risk management matters as well as ensuring compliance of the design and the designers. Rather than having a large CDM-C team, Crossrail achieved compliance by delegating core CDM-C responsibilities through the senior client management team. The process was strictly controlled with a series of ‘control points’ needing to be signed off by senior managers before construction could commence. The process was co-ordinated by a CDM Integrator who was responsible for providing support and training as well as carrying out regular checks to ensure that all sites were compliant. This arrangement has proved to be successful and has enabled Crossrail to provide assurance that all requirements are being met.
Since the introduction of CDM 2015, the CDM-C role has been replaced by the Principal Designer; Crossrail has assumed this responsibility. The basic arrangements for CDM compliance management have however, remained unchanged although additional checks are carried out. Ongoing CDM assurance activities (including a monthly return form all sites) have continued to provide Crossrail with confidence that they are designing for safety, work is being carried out safely and remains compliant with CDM 2015.
More information on Health & Safety assurance can be found in Crossrail’s Learning Legacy website.
Sandwell council’s supply chain development officer discusses the benefits of being an early adopter, its BIM learning framework for staff and suppliers, and plans to move into Level 3 BIM by 2018
The latest issue of the newsletter is now available. CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry.
CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
The Scheme keeps a database of people working in construction who have achieved, or are committed to achieving a recognised construction related qualification.
Most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card.
CSCS is a not-for-profit limited company. Its directors are from employer organisations and unions representing the breadth of the industry. The Scheme’s application processing and contact centre is delivered under contract by CITB.
The latest issue of the newsletter is now available. CBH is a non-profit membership scheme dedicated to help the construction industry achieve a fit and healthy workforce and shows you an easier and better way to control your work-related health management, with resources and expertise to reduce absenteeism and skills drain, leading to happier and more productive workforce.
Go Construct is launching an experience matching service where you can advertise the construction experiences and activities your business has to offer. The new service will help you raise your profile, promote the industry, attract new talent and engage with your local community.
It is widely accepted that 1% – 2% of project costs are attributed to defects, both during the construction phase and once the asset is put into operational use. The CCG aims to equip clients to understand how they are doing and what they can do to improve performance, and is delighted to be supporting the Chartered Quality Institute’s Cost of Quality Working Group, which is creating an in-depth report on the cost of quality in the UK’s construction industry.
You can find more information about this Group and how to participate here.
With the BIM mandate fast approaching the CIOB is conducting a research to find out how the industry will react to the impending mandate, through its BIM+ website and Construction Manager online survey. The results, combined with in-depth telephone interviews with BIM clients, will be published in their April edition of Construction Manager. And to say thank you, there will a draw to win one of three John Lewis vouchers worth £100.