In a highly informative review this month we were given insight into the HSE's current view of how the industry is dealing with the Construction(Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
On the negative side it is notable that 25% of HSE prosecutions are in the construction sector and of the 696 prosecutions brought by the HSE and in Scotland , the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (COPFS), there was a conviction rate of 95%.
To help prepare ourselves the most recent legal updates were considered and we were given an excellent demonstration of how one organisation has implemented the provisions in a practical graphical process giving a live and readily understandable method of control.
Ann Bentley, Global Chair of Rider Levett Bucknall, will examine money, risk, behaviour and the alignment of vested interests in the supply chain at our next event in March.
The impact of the falling pound and uncertainty over available labour resources is already being felt and will concentrate the effort to obtain "Better Business in the Supply Chain".
Craig Rowbottom, Development Planning Manager for Birmingham City Council, will bring us up to speed in April following his excellent presentation last year to:
· Set the context to Birmingham’s growth agenda
· Provide an overview of current development activity in the City
· Detail the future plans for growth, and the areas in which these will be focussed, including opportunities around HS2
In May we examine "Why Birmingham" is becoming the destination of choice.
BBPC is a not for profit organisation and relies on contributions from membership, event attendance, sponsorship and the goodwill of participating organisations to host and help organise events.
Our events have been well received and well attended in the past and we have an ambitious programme for the future.
Individual attendance is £15 per event and for G4C Members £5.
Please discuss offers of sponsorship directly with the Club Secretary.
CPD Accreditation Certificates will be issued for attendance at our events.
A forum for individuals to learn about the principles of Best Practice, while creating a culture and local support network of continuous improvement.
It offers the opportunity for an informal group of highly developed, innovative people to learn from each other, share that knowledge, and ultimately improve their business.
Anyone who is in the construction industry can get involved - from the client or owner of a building to the design team, main and specialist contractors, house builders and materials manufacturers and suppliers. However, anyone linked to the construction industry and its supply chain is welcome to join.