Health and Safety Steering Group

The British Precast Health and Safety Steering Group is active in promoting best practice and improvement throughout the industry. Free exchange of experience and ideas are a fundamental principle of the committee and a continuing strong association with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) helps to support the committee’s activities. Members work together on developing industry Codes of Practice and our circulated incident alerts, Safety & Health Awareness Days and Awards ensure exchange of best practice and development of industry standards.

Health & Safety News

SHAD 2017

27 Mar 2017

Huge thanks to Forterra Building Products for hosting our latest SHAD. Delegates participated at all six learning stations: risk perception, safe manual handling, dust, drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace, noise and vibration, and cancer awareness.

Minimising Fire Risk

18 Oct 2016

Meeting Building Regulations is not enough to minimise fire risk. Regulations do not cover property safety nor construction stage. Construction stage fire safety is the remit of the HSE.

The HSE say: “All those making design and procurement decisions that significantly affect fire risk should consider and reduce the risk and consequences of fire during the construction phase through DESIGN.” (HSE emphasis).

To do this, choose non combustible materials: choose precast and masonry. Read more.