Construction Industry Advisory Committee CONIAC
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does this through research, provision of information and advice, training, publication of regulations and codes of practice, inspection, investigation and enforcement.
The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) advises the HSE on the protection of people from hazards to health and safety within the building, civil engineering and engineering construction industries. Its membership comes from the HSE, employers, employees and key industry stakeholders, including small and medium-sized enterprises. It is chaired by the Chief Inspector of Construction.
CONIAC has four sub groups:
- Safety Working Group.
- Working Well Together Steering Group.
- Asbestos Liaison Group.
- Health Risks Working Group.
In November 2015, HSE published ‘Occupational health risk management in construction. A guide to the key issues of occupational health provision’ prepared by the CONIAC Health Risks Working Group. The 20-page guide provides advice on assessing the risks to health in the construction industry and the role of the occupational health service in preventing or controlling those risks. It is aimed at employers, but is also be relevant to directors, health and safety professionals, safety representatives and occupational health service providers.
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