7 October 2017

Build UK launches Incident Alerts System

Build UK is delighted to launch its Incident Alerts System, which allows its members to share information regarding accidents or incidents across the industry.

The main objective of this system is to help reduce and minimise the number of accidents and incidents occurring on construction sites, by facilitating the sharing of information and knowledge.

Using the Incident Alerts System will give Build UK members the opportunity to inform others of accidents or incidents that have occurred in a consistent, factually correct and timely way. Incident Alerts will also facilitate the sharing of the causes of an incident and lessons learnt to help prevent similar circumstances taking place on another project.

The alert, which will be shared with Build UK members, will not provide any company or personal information, making it completely confidential. 

Current practice suggests that while organisations swiftly notify their internal teams of incidents and lessons learnt, this vital information is not shared widely across the industry. Through the Incident Alerts System Build UK is encouraging its members to share the key information to support learning across the industry, as well as identifying trends within the industry which can be collectively acted upon.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Emma Bentley.