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BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL

BSC and UCATT meet to discuss key construction safety issues

The British Safety Council CEO met recently with UCATT (Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians), to discuss a range of health and safety issues facing the construction industry and identify areas where the two organisations could work together to drive improvements and shape the direction of future policy. The meeting covered: construction safety record, extension of gangmaster legislation, duties on directors, crane safety and worker involvement.

Brian Nimick expressed BSC’s appreciation of the work of UCATT in protecting the health and safety of all construction workers. “If the BSC and UCATT, by working more closely, can help raise awareness as to what needs to be done to tackle the unacceptable and avoidable toll of injury and ill-health, then our time will have been well spent,” added Nimick.

Alan Ritchie, UCATT general secretary, welcomed the discussions. “I am very pleased that our meeting with the BSC has identified areas of common interest,” he said. “We have always sought to build strong links with organisations who can achieve positive change in the area of health and safety and the BSC is ideally positioned to do just that.”

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