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Joshua Murray-Nevill
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B&CE held a series of breakfast meetings in June asking for the construction industry’s views on the framework that will underpin their proposed new occupational health model.  A wide range of construction firms attended events in Glasgow, Birmingham and London – from the largest contractors to small businesses and trade specialists – along with occupational health providers and representatives from Federations, unions and the HSE.

The purpose of the meetings was to gather initial reaction to the proposed framework.  Two questions were asked: 1) did attendees think the framework would simplify occupational health for them? and 2) would they adopt the framework for their business?

The response was overwhelmingly positive, with 93% of attendees giving a ‘thumbs up’ to both questions.  Now B&CE wants to ensure the wider industry has its say, and has launched an online consultation.  Visit www.bandce.co.uk/occupational-health to watch the short overview video, download the framework, and give your views.

Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer of B&CE, said:

 “Our consultation events confirmed that there is genuine excitement and anticipation in the industry about our proposed new model for occupational health.  Creation of the framework is a vital first step, and we want to get it right so that we create a scheme that benefits the whole construction industry. Our online consultation will enable more of the industry to give us their views, and I look forward to seeing the responses.”   

The online consultation will remain open until Friday 29th September.

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For more information, contact Samantha Wilding, Communications and Public Affairs Manager at B&CE – Construction Services on 01293 766674 or samanthawilding@bandce.co.uk

Notes to editors

B&CE is working to develop a new occupational health scheme for the construction industry. 

The framework, which will underpin the scheme, is a simple three year plan that clarifies the complex health and safety legislation that employers need to comply with in respect of occupational health.  It has been developed in conjunction with the Occupational Health Steering Group, made up of employers, Federations and regulatory representatives.

The online consultation will remain open until Friday 29th September.

B&CE is a not-for-profit organisation – we operate for the benefit of our members and their dependents. We were founded in the construction industry back in 1942. Now we offer a workplace pension, employee accident cover and employee life cover.

B&CE’s Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 to give back to the community. To date, it has given out over £3 million, providing financial help for people in need.

B&CE acquired Constructing Better Health (CBH) from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) in April 2016. The boards of B&CE and CSCS shared the belief that more needed to be done to align the needs of the construction sector with an improved occupational health model.

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