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    HSE PUBLISH NEW BUSINESS PLAN 2010-2011

    Construction sector a top priority in the new HSE business plan

    HSE has published a Business Plan for 2010/11 setting out the main actions that will be taken to progress the HSE Strategy launched in June 2009.

    The Plan identifies the construction sector as one of the top three priority sectors. 

    HSE construction sector interventions planned 2010-2011

    The following interventions are planned for construction: 

    • Inspection an ongoing programme of construction project inspection;
    • Campaigns – and awareness-raising eg Refurbishment Campaign, Product Safety – Ladder Exchange, S&H Awareness Days;
    • Small Sites Strategy – delivery of strategy and work in partnership, e.g. Working Well Together initiative;
    • Supply Chain – use the supply chain to influence standards – focusing on local authorities as clients for significant refurbishment projects, eg ensuring compliance with OGC guidelines;
    • Partnership Working – work with industry and local authorities, e.g. to incorporate information about accident reporting etc in the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) H&S test and the industry induction; and through the Local Authority Construction Engagement (LACE) to improve the way information on H&S provided to SMEs;
    • Leadership and Engagement – an interactive web-based product (Leadership and Worker Engagement Tool) to enable users to lead, engage and develop their workforce better; and
    • Lessons Learned – identify ways to more effectively promote the lessons from fatal accidents, including online publication of an annual summary of lessons learned.
    Working Well Together Campaign (WWT) retains HSE funding and support

    A major objective of HSE is to help SMEs understand H&S law and meet its requirements as simply as possible. HSE will therefore continue to support and provide funding for the WWT campaign within the construction sector. 

    The aim of the campaign is to improve competence within the industry, particularly SMEs, and will be achieved by providing a range of free or low-cost training events throughout Great Britain. The campaign is a partnership between HSE and a variety of industry stakeholders, ranging from trade unions, large and small construction firms, regional health and safety groups, IOSH, Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Construction Skills and others.

    HSE plan to provide over 40 events offering over 4000 places where health and safety information and advice is provided on a face-to-face basis in 2010/11.

    Small sites to receive a ‘customised approaches’

    Small construction sites account for a “considerable number of health and safety incidents each year”. HSE plan to deliver a significant proactive small sites campaign within the construction sector.

    During 2010/11 the HSE Small Sites Strategy will focus on domestic roof repair work, including manual handling and the provision of welfare facilities during visits to small construction sites. Advisory visits to small sites will provide examples of good practice.

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