30 August 2017

B&CE wants your views

The online consultation on B&CE’s proposed new occupational health framework deadline of Friday 29 September is now only a month away.

The framework is the first stage in the development of a new occupational health model for the construction industry. It helps clarify the complex health and safety legislation that employers need to comply with. By implementing it, employers will have a consistent and easily-repeatable process for assessing health, giving them confidence that workers’ health is being appropriately monitored as they move from job to job.

Margaret Grahamslaw, B&CE’s head of occupational health and wellbeing says:

“The industry is eager for us to launch something as soon as possible, as there’s clearly a need for a solution that everyone can understand and adopt.  We’re working hard to make sure we get it absolutely right.”

93% of attendees at B&CE’s consultation events in June gave a thumbs up to the framework, but they want to make sure that they hear from all parts of the industry.

The purpose of the online consultation is to gather initial immediate reaction to the proposed framework, asking two simple questions:

1) Does this framework simplify occupational health for you?
2) Would you adopt this framework for your company?

With less than a month to go until the consultation closes, they would like to hear your opinions and feedback.

Visit B&CE’s website to watch the short overview video, download the framework, and provide any additional feedback you may have.