25 May 2016

More Organisations Join Build UK to Share and Promote Best Practice

Build UK continues to grow and has welcomed two new members as it looks to share and promote best practice across the industry.

J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy) has become Build UK’s first new Contractor Member since forming in 2015, and the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) are the third Trade Association to join Build UK this year.

Murphy is a leading global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company that provides a wide range of construction services to infrastructure sectors including rail, water, power, and natural resources. The company directly employs more than 3,000 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives. Attracted by Build UK’s early track record of showing leadership on a variety of industry issues and bringing the contracting supply chain together, Build UK provides the perfect platform for Murphy to demonstrate their capabilities and share best practice with other organisations to the benefit of the industry.

Build UK supports individual specialist sectors and ARCA, which represents the interests of over 350 asbestos removal contractors and associated businesses, has attained membership with a view to working closely with Build UK. With over 35 years dedicated to promoting safety and professionalism throughout the licensed asbestos removal industry, ARCA looks forward to working with Build UK to promote one training standard for asbestos removal across the construction industry, and in doing so support the decision of the Construction Leadership Council for the industry to show consistency in qualifications and recognise card schemes carrying the CSCS logo.

Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE said:

“It’s fantastic to welcome two new members, Murphy and ARCA, into Build UK membership and we look forward to working closely with both of them. We’ve had great success with the recent publication of the Build UK Training and Safety Helmet Colours Standards and these are just the first of many that our members anticipate with a view to driving real and positive change in the industry.”

Bill Merry, Business Development and Communications Director for Murphy, said:

“Joining forces with Build UK is a great opportunity for us to work even more closely with our partners and peers to share ideas and best practice. We hope that together we can help drive the need for innovation and collaborative working as part of the supply chain, so that the construction industry can continue to improve and develop.”

ARCA Chief Executive Steve Sadley said:

“The health and safety of the workforce and public is critical with regard to the removal of asbestos, a Category 1 carcinogen. At ARCA we are committed to promoting safety and professionalism throughout the licensed asbestos removal industry, and welcome the opportunity to work with other leading trades to ensure asbestos is properly managed throughout the construction industry.”