Professional bodies from across the construction sector met at a pan-industry summit in London on the 8 February 2017 to discuss the skills, knowledge and experience needed by the built environment professionals to effectively lead construction design and management and help cut the number of deaths, injuries and incidences of ill-health.
The 2nd Pan-Industry Summit highlighted shared common goals and the importance of the industry working together to bring about the best outcomes for workers across the sector and building occupants. The summit agreed to continue working together to tackle injuries and incidences of long term physical and mental ill-health, directly attributed to unsafe working practices and reduce the number of fatal accidents (around one per week) and the number of deaths caused by ill health (100 deaths/week).
Delegates acknowledged that while they each brought their own unique perspectives to the table, there was a strong commitment to sharing good practice so that all projects can be delivered safely and to a high standard of quality, sustainability and inclusion, using the right skills, knowledge and experience.
The summit’s aims were supported by the Health and Safety Executive and their strategy #HelpGBworkwell. Other professional bodies present and in support of the summit included: APS, Building Research Establishment, Building Services Research and Information Association, CABE, CIAT, CIBSE, CIC, CIHT, CIOB, Construction Industry Training Board, Faithful and Gould, Fladgate LLP, Hawkins\Brown, HSE, ICE, IIRSM, Institute of Demolition Engineers, IOSH, IStructE, Landscape Institute, Multiplex Construction Europe, Network Rail, Pinsent Masons, RIBA, RICS, Skanska, Temporary Works Forum, Working Well Together, York St John University, Leslie Clark Construction Consultants, Citycore Ltd , BESCA, Transport for London, Construction Clients Group