Health & Safety and Environment

Leading the industry in terms of its efforts to improve the health and safety record for the civil engineering sector, CECA has active involvement in the shaping of the debate through its access to the Health and Safety Executive’s Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) and the Strategic Forum for Construction. It is also represented on a series of HSE groups with relevance to the sector in areas such as CDM, respiratory problems and manual handling.

The CECA Health & Safety Strategy and Action Plan instigated initiatives such as the Safety Alert system that rapidly informs members of accidents that may have implications for their own works, and the collection of accident statistics, producing benchmark accident figures for the whole civil engineering sector.

In the area of Occupational Health, we publish a Health Management Toolkit to help contractors to begin implementation of a management system which would better deal with work related ill health issues.

We advise members on technical matters including quality management systems. We can also provide guidance on environmental matters

to members (such as pollution of ground water on site and waste management) and assist them to develop environmental policies which are realistic and deliverable.

We have produced a Corporate Responsibility Toolkit to help firms meet demand from clients that they address the CR agenda. We are also actively involved in a series of national technical and environmental committees, providing members with an opportunity to become involved with influencing future standards and product specifications. We actively contributed to the development of Government’s Sustainable Construction Strategy, ensuring that it reflected the needs of the industry. We have also responded to industry requirements for construction related guidance on waste management.

CECA South West – ‘Challenge ’21’ – Show Your Support for CECA SW Chairman, Dave Ellis! – Wednesday 2 December 2020
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Challenge ’21: What’s next for the South West’s infrastructure? Wednesday 2 December 2020, 13:00 – 14:15 Book here: https://www.ice.org.uk/events/challenge-21-sw-infrastructure-online This will be an online discussion event, organised by the South West Infrastructure Partnership (SWIP), on the regional infrastructure landscape, exploring the economic, political, and social factors that are likely to shape the year ahead. What have

CECA: New National Infrastructure Strategy Will Drive Growth Across UK
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Civils contractors today welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s announcement of a new ‘comprehensive’ National Infrastructure Strategy by saying it will drive growth and create jobs in all parts of the UK. The Chancellor made his announcements as part of his Spending Review speech in Parliament earlier today, which also included a commitment

CECA Kickstart Scheme Webinar
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 Watch a recording of a CECA Midlands webinar on CECA’s involvement with the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme above, which took place in November 2020. If you are interested in applying please complete and return this application form by the close of business on 14 December 2020.