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BEST PRACTICE ADVICE

Strategic Forum launch best practice website

The Strategic Forum for Construction (SFfC) has launched a health and safety best practice section on their website. The SFfC health and safety working group identified that one of the best ways to make progress on health and safety was to recognise and share best practice. 

The new web pages provide sections dealing with (a) practical advice on the essential health and safety issues (b) the law in terms of CDM 2007 and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and (c) lessons to be learnt from the experience of others. Anyone wishing to contribute information, case studies or examples of best practice should contact Caroline Page on 020 7227 4509 or caroline.page@thecc.org.uk

Comment: This website is potentially a very useful source of information and ideas on health and safety in construction. The SFfC are committed to updating the information and to publishing case studies submitted. It is now down to the industry to start sharing lessons from incidents and best practice through this industry website. The PP Construction Safety Web Library is of course always available as a further source of help!

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