Members sign up for contruction industry occupational health scheme

Two more big-name firms have signed up to the Constructing Better Health (CBH) occupational health scheme for the construction industry.

Civil engineering company BAM Nuttall signed in September, while Crossrail committed in August to implementing the CBH occupational health standard.

Both firms are now working with CBH to gain accreditation for their occupational health service providers as well as to better manage their OH provision, including the gathering of fit-for-task data.

Jane Rostant, HR manager for BAM Nuttall, said: “This industry has a transient workforce and CBH offers a cost-effective tool to ensure that our OH restrictions are available to the next employer which saves duplication of OH assessments.”

All contractors working for Crossrail will also be required to sign up and implement the CBH standards, according to Andy Mitchell, the company’s programme director:

“Too often it is wrongly assumed that health and safety only applies on construction sites but decisions taken at the project design stage can also have a determining impact,” he added.

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