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Shropshire Construction Training Group Peter J Hand – CBH Operations Director 16th September 2010


UK Construction Industry 2.2 million workers

226,000 Construction Companies 80% of Companies employ 5 or less


Safe ty There were 151 workers fatally injured in 2009/10, of which 41 were construction workers. Approximately 1 worker per week – killed on a construction


Health - Tip of the Iceberg? Over 1500 deaths a year

• 1.7 million working days lost in 2008/9 •

Cost of £760 million

• 10% of bricklayers leave industry after being diagnosed with dermatitis • 20 tradesmen /week die from asbestos related disease • 500 deaths/year from cancer related to silica exposure


Background to CBH • Government Strategy »Revitalising Health and Safety »Securing Health Together »Construction Summit • CBH Pilot »Leicestershire »2 Year funded - £1million


Pilot Findings • One third of workforce with ill health issues • Management of supply chain • OH understanding of construction sector • Inconsistent and uncoordinated approach • Communications and


What is CBH?

“A not-for-profit professional organisation for the UK construction industry; working in partnership with the occupational health community to deliver solutions for the pro-active management of


Who we are...

Trevor Walker

Bob Blackman MBE

Alan Ritchie

Chairman

UNITE

UCATT

Phil Russell MBE Dr Paul Litchfield OBE

Rosemary Beales CECA

FMB

Michelle Aldous

Wendy Stimson

Dr Geoff Davies

Mandy Wickenden

Peter Hand

CEO

OH Director

OH Physician

Scheme Manager

Operations Director


Our Mission Statement:

“CBH is committed to improving the health of the construction industry workforce�


CBH are‌. Working with the Construction Industry and OH community to prevent workers having to live (or not!) with these‌.


The National Scheme


CBH Model KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM Dedicated helpline Website Training & Education CHAT

Industry Standards

Industry Knowledge

Service Delivery Network Accredited OHSP Risk management link to COHME

REFERRAL & REHABILITATION

Data Management

DATA PLATFORM National Database CBH/CSCS Card Data Distribution


Construction Industry Standards


Industry Standards • Accredited OH Service provision – ensuring competence • Outlines legal – recommended – good practice for health surveillance and checks » Job role » Hazards potential » Risks associated » Defines ‘safety critical’

• Currently working in partnership with HSE to develop risk management standards


How do the Standards apply? • Defines for the first time ‘safety critical’ in construction ‘where the ill health of an individual may compromise their ability to undertake a task defined as safety critical , thereby posing a significant risk to the health and safety of others ’ » Plant operations » Asbestos Licensed Removal » Roadside » Railtrack-side » Tunnelling / confined spaces » Working at extreme height, i.e. abseiling – rope specialists » Others as identified via risk assessment process


CBH Website


FFT Check Data Display


CSCS & CBH working together


Example Data Display for Principal Contractors (Site) {Name of Employer}

Construction Company

has undertaken to manage an occupational health programme for

{Name of Employee}

Mr Andrew N Other

If Employer displayed here is incorrect, please refer to current employer, as this may indicate that a valid and appropriate occupational health programme is not in place Health Assessment for Safety Critical Tasks: Date completed:

Date valid until:

Recommendations: Should not undertake track side Work (Please refer to Manager) Should not undertake work in confined spaces (Please refer to Manager) Should not undertake lone working (Please refer to Manager)

10th December 2009

Should not undertake asbestos licensed removal work (Please refer to Manager)

9th December 2012

Statutory Medicals:

Asbestos Ionising Radiation Lead Compressed Air

Date completed:

Date valid until:

Recommendations:

10th December 2009

9th December 2012

Should not undertake asbestos licensed removal work (Please refer to Manager)


Example Data Display for Employers Routine Health Surveillance Type

Date completed:

Date valid until:

Skin 09/12/2009

08/12/2010

Respiratory

09/12/2009

08/12/2010

Noise

09/12/2009

08/12/2010

Vibration

09/12/2009

08/12/2010

Recommendations: Suitable and efficient Personal Protective Equipment should be used in the event of any exposure to any substances hazardous to skin, i.e. sensitisers. Skin care regime should be implemented

Vibration exposure should be reduced so far as is reasonable practicable

Manual Handling Health Assessment for Safety Critical Tasks: Date completed:

Date valid until:

Recommendations: Should not undertake track side Work Should not undertake work in confined

09/12/2009

Should not undertake lone working

08/12/2012

Statutory Medicals: Date completed: Asbestos Ionising Radiation Lead Compressed Air

09/12/2009

Date valid until: 08/12/2012

Recommendations: Should not undertake lone working (Please refer to Manager)


Aims and Objectives of CHAT • To provide a cost effective OHMS for employers • To provide Principal Contractors (PC) with a demonstrable way of ensuring the supply chain management of OH » “although PCs have no legal responsibility to provide the health surveillance they could be expected to demonstrate that subcontractors had made appropriate arrangements” • HSE Solicitors Office (CDM 2007 and HSW Act 1974. )


What is CHAT? • A secure web-enabled software package allowing contractors to manage the risk of work related health at organisational and site level • Enables supply chain to demonstrate OH management • Production of company and individual action programmes for » Training and awareness raising for work related health risks (TBTs) » Health surveillance programme linked to Industry Standards (by trade/hazard exposure) • Delivers the full suite of CBH tool box talks: » According to individual action plan » Recordable – audit trail » Interface to a smartcard solution for demonstration of training/CPD


CBH Contractor Membership


Corporate Membership Fee s:

Annual

Annual

Turnover

Membership

<£250k

£250

£250k - £2m

£500

£2m - £5m

£850

£5m - £10m

£1,200

£10m - £50m

£2,400

>£50m

£3,800

Self Employed

£25

All fees exclude the cost of Occupational Health checks and are excl usi ve of V AT


Corporate Membership Benefi ts:

> CBH Database & Membership Cards > General Helpline & website > Construction Health Action Toolkit > Dedicated helpline (CHAT) • Legal • Case management • Impartial OH advice • Policies & procedures

> OHSP pre-contract advice > Discounted training

events/conferences > Pilot study involvement • on site health promotions, i.e skin cancer awareness

> Preferential access to: • Discounted CBH publications • Key stakeholder/working groups on future OH policy/strategy


Individual Membership Fee s:

ÂŁ51.75 (For 3 years membership) All fees exclude the cost of Occupational Health checks and are excl usi ve of V AT


Individual Membership Benefi ts:

> CBH Database & Membership Cards > General Helpline & website


Client Membership Fee s:

ÂŁ0


Client Membership Benefi ts:

> CDM Compliance Solution > Membership Certificate & Charter > Membership Logo > Full Member Discounts on Publications > Enhanced CSR Profile > Involvement in future pilot studies & research projects > CBH editorial contributions


Success es •

Industry Recognition » Occupational Health Journal – Overall Winner 2008 » National Business Awards 2009 Finalist • Clients » Sainsbury’s – Pilot » Environment Agency - Framework » Highways Agency – Poster Campaign » ProCure 21 » Asda Walmart » Crossrail • Some of our Contractor Members » Jackson Civil Engineering » Erith » Rhodar » Birse » BAM Nuttall


CBH are…

Putting HEALTH into Health & Safety …are you planning to ?


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