Short and long-term workplace injury and downtime is one of the most pressing challenges facing the building industry, but this year’s Interbuild show will go a long way towards combating its impact.
Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC between 26th and 30th October, Interbuild will be hosting a packed programme of conferences, seminars and workshops touching on elements of the health and safety agenda.
CDM Competence Ltd are using the show to launch the industry’s first ever ‘Competence List’ – an initiative that will assist duty holders to comply with their responsibilities and obligations under Construction, Design and Management Regulations.
Inspired by the overwhelming need to reduce the increasing number of injuries and deaths on UK sites each year, the firm aims to improve safety in the construction sector and relieve companies of the current laborious competence approval process, saving them time, energy and above all money.
Managing Director, Siobhan Molloy, says: “There were 77 recorded fatalities within the construction industry 2006-2007, a disturbing figure that needs to be reduced. Our health and safety initiative has been devised as a direct result of this rise, in a bid to combat a further increase year on year.
“By adhering to the regulations of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and ensuring everyone on a job is competent, companies are reducing the risk of accidents and fatalities, protecting themselves and their employees and improving the industry as a whole.”