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    UK CONTACTORS GROUP MEMBERSHIP EXPANDS

    Industry specialist organisations join forces with major contractors

    The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association (HVCA) have both become members of the UK Contractors Group (UKCG).

    The UKCG is the primary association for contractors operating in the UK supporting the industry on sector specific issues and the CBI Construction Council on more general business issues. UKCG members account for £36 billion of construction turnover which is some 30% of total output in the industry.

    Health and safety best practice promotion 

    The UKCG mission is to represent member interests to “government and key clients and to encourage contractors to work together to promote change and best practice, especially on health and safety and environmental issues.”

    UKCG Chairman James Wates, said:

    “I am delighted that the ECA and HVCA have taken this step. Specialist Engineering Contractors will add weight to UKCG’s activities. It has always been my ambition that the industry speaks with a more coherent voice. With UKCG growing from strength to strength and our growing links to the CBI this is now fast becoming a reality.”

    ECA Group Chief Executive Officer, David Pollock, said:

     “We believe it important that major players in the supply chain are sitting around the same table as main contractors. We share the same goals and challenges,

    Robert Higgs, Chief Executive of the HVCA said:

    “We want to play a role in implementing UKCG’s agenda – especially in its business improvement programmes such as health and safety and the environment. We can do so much more if we are truly working together.”

    UK Contractors Group H&S Charter

    UKCG members are “working at the leading edge to improve health and safety performance” and UKCG has a Health and Safety Charter setting out areas where members work collectively to improve the industry performance.

    In particular UKCG members are committed to:

    • Behavioural Change – leading behavioural change on all UKCG sites to eliminate accidents and work related ill health;
    • Competence– achieving a fully qualified workforce;
    • Supervision – ensuring all supervisors on UKCG sites have the necessary skills to supervise effectively;
    • Workforce Engagement – consulting workers in a way that engages them in improving health and safety;
    • Health Surveillance – ensuring that safety critical workers are fit to work;
    • Best Practice– exchanging best practice and consideration of lessons learnt in order to direct collective action; and
    • Risk Management – taking collective action to drive industry improvement in the management of construction risks.

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