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STRATEGIC FORUM H&S GROUPS

SFfC turns attention to plant and the ‘non-engaged’

The Strategic Forum for Construction (SFfC) Health and Safety Group has reported on progress of the SFfC Working Groups and agreed the establishment of two new task and finish groups. The position regarding each Working Group is as follows:

  • Sharing Best Practice concluded after completion of the web portal for sharing best practice;
  • Tower Crane – concluded after tower crane guidance published; 
  • Competency ongoing and seeking to raise the competency levels across the industry. Working on client leadership; industry licensing or compulsory training and; improvements to the site induction process;
  • Worker Engagement – ongoing and seeking to improve worker engagement across the industry. Working on guidance on construction worker engagement in SME’s and a Worker Safety Advisor scheme.
  • Plant new group to harness the success of the tower crane sub-group and recognising the continuing health and safety challenges created by the use of plant on UK sites. Colin Wood, Chief Executive of CPA will chair the group.
  • Communications new group to seek ways of reaching the estimated 20% of the industry currently not engaged on health and safety issues

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Posted on 5th February 2018

TUBES FELL WHILST LIFTING OVER PERSONS BELOW

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‘DAREDEVIL’ SCAFFOLDER LANDS IN DOCK

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Posted on 30th January 2018

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Posted on 29th January 2018

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Posted on 29th January 2018

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Posted on 24th January 2018

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Posted on 24th January 2018

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