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    MAJORS TO DRIVE FORWARD SUPPLY CHAIN HEALTH & SAFETY

    UKCG launches 10 year health and safety plan for members and their partners

    The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has published a revised Health and Safety Plan setting out the aspirations for UKCG members and their supply chains over the next 10 years. The UKCG represents leading contractors operating in the UK on construction specific issues.

    The plan and associated documents aim to “deal with health and safety in a more integrated way, better involves the supply chain and supports UKCG’s members’ journey to becoming world class”.

    The Suite of Documents includes:

    • Supply Chain Charter – setting out what UKCG expects from its supply chain and the support given; and
    • Road Map to Excellence – signposting the industry to appropriate best practice.

    Commenting on the launch, Dave Smith, Chair of UKCG’s Health and Safety group, said:

    “Health and Safety remains a number 1 priority and UKCG aims to continue to provide leadership to the construction industry and strive towards world class performance.

    The new plan has the support of all UKCG members at the highest level. It refreshes our commitments and we will now work hard to deliver the goals”.

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