The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) has launched a new website which aims to share free expert support, tools and guidance for the construction industry
The website, supported by the Construction Industry Council (CIC), will also showcase the work of CONIAC’s four working groups which cover Tackling Ill Health, Managing Risk Well, Keeping Pace with Change, and Supporting Small Employers.
In addition, the Working Well Together (WWT) initiative is hosted within the site. WWT comprises 16 regional groups which support engagement with micro-businesses and SMEs in construction.
CONIAC was established in 2003, to advise the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the protection of people from health and safety hazards within the building, civil engineering and engineering construction industries.
CIC chief executive Graham Watts said: “CIC has had a long-standing relationship with CONIAC who are heavily involved with CIC’s Health and Safety Committee.
"CONIAC has produced a range of expert tools and support for the industry and CIC knew it was important to create an online home for CONIAC and a place for them to share this abundance of intelligence.”
CONIAC’s membership comes from the HSE, employers, employees and key industry stakeholders, including small and medium-sized enterprises.
HSE acting chief inspector of construction Mike Thomas said: “As part of our vision within HSE’s People and Places strategy, we acknowledge the changing world of work, bringing with it new and emerging risks. We also recognise that more needs to be done to tackle occupational ill health whilst continuing to ensure that standards of safety are properly managed and maintained.
“CIC, CONIAC, CONIAN [Construction Industry Advisory Network] and the associated working groups and networks will continue to be at the forefront of our collaborative efforts with the wider industry to address these issues.
"We all strive to make the construction industry a safer and healthier place to work, and this new website will provide CONIAC with the platform to showcase the excellent work being undertaken in pursuit of these goals.”
Visit the new website here: www.coniac.org.uk