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B&CE completes acquisition of Constructing Better Health from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme

08/04/2016

B&CE has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Constructing Better Health (CBH) from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). The acquisition comes as the issue of Occupational Health in construction continues to rise up the industry agenda.

As part of the transition, the Chief Executive of CBH, Michelle Aldous, has stepped down from the organisation and a new board will be formed, led by James O’Callaghan OBE formerly of J Murphy and Sons. Bob Blackman MBE, Chairman of CBH for the last 4 years will act as Vice Chairman on a transitional basis.
 
The boards of B&CE and CSCS agreed to the deal in the best interests of the industry, sharing the belief that more needs to be done to align the needs of the construction sector with an improved Occupational Health model.
 
Over the coming months, B&CE will increase resources to support this activity and carry out proactive engagement with the industry to establish how the existing operational model for the CBH offering can be improved.
 
Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer of B&CE, said:
 
“I would like to thank the boards of both CSCS and CBH, together with the B&CE board, for supporting this transition in the best interests of the industry. We will use our knowledge and experience of working with the construction sector for nearly three quarters of a century to deliver a valued Occupational Health scheme which supports the industry and which makes a better life possible for those who work within it.”
 
James O’Callaghan OBE, incoming Chairman of CBH commented:
 
“I would like to place on record my thanks to Bob Blackman MBE, and his fellow Directors and staff at CBH, for the work they have done steering this important issue through some quite testing times. We are determined to deliver more effective support to contractors through the changes we will make and to achieve a healthier industry for workers.”

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