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Constructing Better Health

Winners announced at 2015 Construction News Awards

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CBH sponsored the Supply Chain Excellence category at the Construction News Awards this year. Our CEO, Michelle Aldous, represented CBH at the awards ceremony held in London on 30th June. The event was healthily attended by a multitude of guests from different parts of the UK construction industry.

The CBH sponsored award was won by UK Power Networks [Principals’ Group]. Entrants for this Supply Chain Excellence Award were required to demonstrate: “outstanding performance by a supply chain, where all supply chain members have worked together towards common goals and can demonstrate improved performance”.  Criteria included identifying common health and safety goals, culture and performance, as well as supply chain risk management, among others.

There are photographs of the event available for viewing at:


SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards 2015 – Health & Safety Award scooped by Lovell Partnership


In continuing our support of best practice for the construction industry, CBH sponsored the Health & Safety category in the Constructing Excellence Awards 2015.

CBH congratulates Lovell Partnership on winning the award for their Dust Mitigation Project.

A unique brief was presented to improve on the design of the traditional broom. Lovell Partnership’s small tool and equipment suppliers were asked to collaborate with local schools’ during the project.   A prototype design was developed by students that aimed to reduce dust generation by introducing a controlled water mist. It was assessed for durability – ensuring it could withstand continual use throughout the day, usability – creating a broom weighing less than 3kg and competitive pricing.

For further information on all the Constructing Excellence winners in 2015 visit:


We welcome Victoria Mecrow to the CBH team

We would like to welcome the latest member of the CBH team, Victoria ‘Mickie’ Mecrow, as our new Scheme Administrator.

Mickie comes to us with a strong customer relationship management background and extensive experience in training and advisory roles.

We are delighted to have her on board to help fortify our relationship with our members, old and new!


New Fit for Work service rolls out nationwide

The roll out of GP Fit for Work referrals is now complete so all GPs across England and Wales can now refer their patients to Fit for Work.

By autumn 2015, employers will also be able to refer their employees to Fit for Work.

If you’re an employer, GP or employee, find out more about how this benefits you:


CBH supports the Utilities Week Health & Safety conference 2015


CBH is supporting the 3rd Annual Utility Week Health and Safety Conference in November this year. This is the biggest event for health and safety professionals from water, gas and electricity utilities and contractors in the UK.

Last year 150 senior health and safety professionals from utilities companies and contractors attended the conference.  Topics covered included: strategies to drive health and safety across the business, updates on the latest health and safety regulations, innovative approaches to employee mental wellbeing, assessing, road safety, updates on CDM regulations, the risks of slips, trips and falls in the workplace and how to minimize injuries and lost time.

If you would like to have an idea of how the day will flow and topics covered last year please visit the 2014 event website:

CBH is offering its readers a 15% discount on advanced booking for this event. Quote our conference discount code, “HEALTH15” for your reduced ticket price.


CHAT FAQs – How do we make the most of CHAT 2?

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Based on our members’ responses, we continue our series on frequently asked questions about CHAT2. In this issue, find out how to make the most of CHAT in your organisation.

CBH always recommends ensuring that the people you expect to use CHAT2 within your organisation have had the right user training!  It sounds obvious but while training is always offered when you first join the CBH scheme, we understand that company structures and people change. Those personnel that may have had the initial training may not be the people responsible for CHAT2 now. Now is the time to make sure that the people using the system, know the system.

Even if your staff received training at the start of your CBH membership, your company’s work-related health management needs may have changed, or organisation might have grown in size since and now needs to add divisions or sites. Your company might have re-branded and you need to update its logo on CHAT2 but you can’t remember how. Or you may want to change the CBH job roles to more ‘company friendly’ job roles. All of this is possible on CHAT2, with just a bit of extra training.

Why not nominate a CHAT2 Champion? This should be a person within your organisation who can be ‘front line’ when it comes to all things CHAT2 related. Your staff is a knowledge resource and they may be able to help train any new starters on CHAT2, talk about the system to employees and answer any common questions. Of course, we’ll always be on hand to help support you and your CHAT2 Champion.

Arranging training couldn’t be simpler just either give us a call on 0345 873 7726 or email to set up a session. All you need is access to a PC or laptop, a telephone and about an hour to spare.


Managing Lead Risks - CBH Client Technical Bulletin Guidance Note No. 1


CBH has published this document on

It was produced in partnership with Grosvenor Estates and is designed specifically for clients by clients. It addresses suppliers’ responsibilities when managing lead risks to ensure that they are complying with The Control of Lead at Work Regulations. It applies to all work where there is a risk of lead exposure - from construction to property management.

Too see this guidance document visit:


Free events hosted by BOHS "Breathe Freely Campaign"


Constructing Better Health is a partner in the BOHS Breathe Freely campaign. The campaign is about raising standards in how we are protecting the health of workers, focusing on respiratory health.

Breathe Freely is hosting three free events in September in different cities around the UK, happening either at breakfast or early evening. They are designed to demonstrate what the best standards are for worker health in construction.

You can find out more and register via


Updated 2015 OHSP Handbook available

The CBH OHSP Handbook is available online on the CBH website.

The previously issued 2015 version had a problem in its formatting which has now been rectified.  The amended version is now available in the Accredited Providers area on the CBH website.

Please follow this link to view the document:

Non CBH members will not be able to access this document.


Legal News – work related health enforcements and prosecutions


In each issue of the newsletter we like to share highlights of legal news and enforcements in occupational health. Here are items that may be of interest to our readers:

From the HSE: Safety cultural maturity reflects an organisation’s degree of readiness to tackle safety risks. Until recently, no equivalent model for occupational health (OH) had been developed. The current research aimed to develop an OH management maturity index for the construction industry and use the index to survey OH management maturity in the industry.

Clugston Construction wins multiple awards as they lead by example in construction Health and Safety

CITB and CSCS call for action to tackle construction card fraud


New members round-up

AJS Scaffolding Services Ltd
Booth Industries
Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services UK Ltd
Central Alliance Pre Construction Services Ltd
DCB Kent Ltd
Donyal Engineering Ltd
Emerson Crane Hire Ltd
Emico Ltd
European Geophysical Services Ltd
Fieldmans Access Floors Ltd
G W Hartnell Ltd
Geodrill Ltd
Harry Dalby Engineering Ltd
Honeywell Control Systems Ltd
John Perkins Construction
K&M McLoughlin Decorating Ltd
Lakesmere Ltd
Linbrooke Services Ltd
Lowe Build Ltd
Lyndon Scaffolding Plc
Mechan Ltd
Novum Structures UK Ltd
P J Davidson (UK) Ltd
Pexhurst Services Ltd
Quadro Services Ltd
Structural Soils Ltd
Zetica Ltd


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