Health and Safety
Health and Safety at work has always been of key focus in the construction and concrete industry and British Precast is committed in supporting members to gain the knowledge and confidence to effectively manage health & safety matters.
Click on the links below to view our initiatives and further information.
The British Precast Health and Safety Steering Group is active in promoting best practice and improvement throughout the industry.
All members of British Precast are committed to reducing harm and have signed the Health and Safety Charter.
It is estimated that 1 in 6 people will experience some form of mental ill health at work and that 30% to 40% of absences from work are caused by mental ill health. This area of the British Precast website links to resources relating to mental health and wellbeing for both employees and employers.
The Safer By Competence scheme initiative champions the principle that all employees and contractors in the sector should move to be provably competent in their roles within a defined timeframe.
British Precast holds two Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) annually for our members. SHADs are proved to be an effective means of sharing good practice through both practical demonstrations and formal presentations.
Safeprecast, safeprecast.com, and the safeprecast app has been developed with guidance from a working group drawn from the industry and builds on the already successful ‘Safequarry’ and ‘Safer by’ suite of services developed by the Mineral Products Association (MPA).
British Precast work closely with the Building Products Delivery Working Group (BPDWG), whose aim is to aid in the development of good practice for loading, transporting and unloading goods for the building products supply industry.