19 October 2016

Build UK Launches Site Induction Guidance

Build UK continues its commitment to health and safety with the launch of new industry guidance on conducting construction site inductions. 

The Site Specific Health and Safety Induction Guidance, which has been drafted in consultation with, and the full support of, Build UK members is designed to encourage best practice and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the on-site induction process. 

Site inductions are delivered daily across the UK with the objective of briefing workforces on the health, safety and environmental aspects relating to the construction project they are about to work on, with Build UK’s guidance providing a breakdown of what an effective induction should include. By reinforcing the purpose of site inductions and the importance of ensuring that all operatives working on-site are aware of the project’s ongoing activities, specific site rules and hazards and risks, the guidance provides a consistent approach which is designed to improve health and safety standards across UK construction sites.

The new guidance, which comes at a time of great activity for Build UK following the Safety Helmet Colours Standard and the news that Highways England will adopt the initiative from 2017, further emphasises the positive impact Build UK continues to have on the industry’s health and safety agenda.

Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE said:

“Site inductions play a vital role in the running of safe and healthy construction projects.  By establishing a clear and consistent way of delivering essential information Build UK aims to improve on-site communication and ensure that every induction is both informative and worthwhile for everyone.”