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    PROGRESS WITH INDUSTRY INITIATIVES

    Strategic Forum for Construction reviews industry H&S initiatives

    The Strategic Forum for Construction (SFfC) met recently with the Rt.Hon. Nick Raynsford MP in the Chair. The focus of the meeting was on the Health and Safety Task Group second report to Government outlining the actions taken to improve health and safety within the industry. The report is said to confirm industry action in delivering the commitments outlined in the Framework for Action arising from the DWP Secretary of State’s Construction Forum in September 2007. Recent initiatives include:

    • creation of a process for sharing information on incidents and best practice;
    • taking forward ideas to improve competency within the industry;
    • working towards improving support mechanisms for smaller builders and;
    • tower crane guidance and the safe crane campaign.

    The next report will be produced at the beginning of 2009. John Spanswick, Chair of the Health and Safety Group said ‘The health and safety record of the construction industry continues to be a source of much concern for the industry.  I believe that this report shows that the industry is not complacent about addressing the issues and has already taken positive action.’

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