In 2004, the Construction Industry will see new regulations allowing temporary staff to work on site. The Major Contractors Group (a group set up of all the key companies in construction) has implemented that all staff must produce a Construction Skills Certification Scheme Card (CSCS card), otherwise they will not be permitted to work on site.
This action has come from the ongoing poor health & safety record of the industry and calls to ensure that this problem is dealt with swiftly and efficiently. Health & Safety in construction is a prime concern as not only are major injuries sustained, but lives are lost due to lack of training and information.
Hill McGlynn has taken the step of employing a Health & Safety Manager, Nigel Price, to tackle this problem head on. Nigel, who joined in January 2002, will be instrumental in implementing plans to train all Hill McGlynn temporary staff gain their CSCS Cards. The issue of the card is based on a 40 minute test which takes place in all local driving school theory centers.
Nigel’s background is pure construction as he has previously been a Site and Contracts Manager in both the Build and Civil’s sectors before taking a Diploma in Safety Management. Not only will Nigel be concentrating on ensuring that all Hill McGlynn temporary staff gain their CSCS Cards, but will also be looking at the internal Health & Safety procedures and insuring their compliance.