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    Open public consultationon the impact of EU legislation on the construction sector

    April 11th, 2016

    Under the REFIT Programme (Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme), the European Commission has launched a Fitness Check of the construction sector aiming at assessing the impacts, both positive and negative, of EU legislation on the sector.

    The Fitness Check involves a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of whether the current regulatory framework is proportionate and fit for purpose, and delivering as expected.
    Specifically, it assesses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the legislative framework.

    The Fitness Check focuses on 15 EU legislative texts in the policy fields of Internal Market, Energy Efficiency, Environment and Health & Safety. It analyses those provisions within these EU texts that may impact the construction sector.

    In this context, an open public consultation has been launched to gather experience, views and opinions of interested stakeholders and the public on the impact of current EU legislation for the construction sector.

    The consultation is open to all interested stakeholders and the public. Deadline is 20 June 2016.

    You are invited to reply to the Open public consultation, please access it here.


    ENCORD Health and Safety Workshop November 2014

    December 27th, 2014

    The ENCORD Health & Safety working group met 18-19 November 2014 in Munich (Germany), hosted by Hilti. 16 participants from 13 companies attended the workshop.

    The meeting included:

    – Discussion about H&S Platform.
    – Presentation of the workgroup Near Misses.
    – Presentation of best practice examples including discussion.
    – Presentation of the participant’s H&S data according to the ENCORD KPI guide.
    – International HSE Conference Hilti; Behavioral based safety (BBS).

    Thank you

    ENCORD would like to thank the host Hilti and especially Petra Kocianova and Peter Cavada and their team for hosting this excellent and very well organized meeting and event.

    Next meeting

    The next ENCORD Health & Safety Platform meeting will be hosted by Doka on the 6-7 April 2015 in Amstetten (Austria).

     


    ENCORD Health and Safety Workshop November 2013

    February 7th, 2014

    The ENCORD Health & Safety working group met 20 to 21 November 2013 in Helsinki (Findland), hosted by YIT. 18 participants from 14 companies attended the workshop.

    The meeting included:

    – Workshops regarding “Return on prevention”, “Near misses” and “Awareness/behavior”.
    – Presentation of the workshop results.
    – Presentation of the participant’s H&S data according to the ENCORD KPI guide.
    – Presentation of best practice examples including discussion.
    – A site visit to a YIT project in Helsinki including discussion about the findings.

    Thank you
    ENCORD would like to thank the host YIT for hosting this excellent and well organized meeting.

    Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Health & Safety Platform meeting will be hosted in SQUARE – BRUSSELS MEETING CENTRE, Brussels, connected to ENCORD 25th anniversary event.


    ENCORD Health and Safety Workshop April 2013

    June 3rd, 2013

    The ENCORD Health and Safety working group met 17th- 19th April2013 in Stuttgart (Germany), hosted by HILTI. 16 participants from 13 member companies attended the workshop.

     The meeting included:
    –       Welcome to all participants  and a short introduction round
    –       Presentation  of the participant’s H&S data according to the ENCORD KPI guide
    –       Presentation of best practice examples including discussion

    The second part of the meeting started with Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Health and Safety working group September 2012

    September 29th, 2012

    The ENCORD Health and Safety working group met 25-26 September 2012 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L (CCC).

    The meeting included:
    –  Welcome by the General Manager of CCC in Doha
    –  Introduction to the CCC tools “VBC Dashboard” and “Falcon” that were developed inhouse to manage knowledge and to control and optimize operation. Both tools also contribute to improve the H&S performance.
    –  a presentation on “Relationship Between Construction and HSE that provided an overview of the development of HS&E in the construction sector over the last decades, starting from HS&E being an almost non existing topic to it playing an essential role on any major construction site in the Middle East. The presentation ended with an extensive and comprehensive set of recommendations to make HSE effective
    –  a presentation on “Managing HSE on mega size projects”, like the projects our host CCC is working on in the Middle East. The presentation was given by a CCC Project HSE Manager and thus also the knowledge of many years of site experience.
    –  presentations of participant’s H&S data according to the ENCORD KPI guide
    –  best practice presentations by Hochtief, Royal Bam, Balfour Beatty and Bilfinger.

    The second part of the meeting was devoted to an OHS-Workshop that Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Health & Safety Workshop March 2012

    March 25th, 2012

    The ENCORD Health and Safety group met for their fifth meeting in March 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop was organized by NCC AB.

    Topics of the workshop included:
    – an overview of Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Health&Safety Workshop September 2011

    September 14th, 2011

    The ENCORD Health and Safety group met for their fourth meeting 12-13 September 2011 in London, UK at the Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade construction site. The workshop was organized by VINCI PLC. 17 Health and Safety Directors and experts from 12 major European Contractors participated in the meeting.

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    ENCORD Health and Safety workshop

    April 7th, 2011

    The ENCORD Health and Safety group met for their third meeting on 8 March 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. The workshop was organized by the HOCHTIEF OSHEP Center (Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Protection Center). 19 Health and Safety Directors and experts from 13 major European Contractors participated in the meeting.

    Topics of the workshop included:
    – An insight to the health and safety initiatives taken by the host company HOCHTIEF, including an introduction to their Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Protection Center and the web-based HOCHTIEF incident management system.
    – An overview and discussion of the ENCORD Health and Safety platform, that is being designed by HOCHTIEF
    – A discussion on Health and Safety definitions that led to a first version of common definitions for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Health and Safety Workshop

    November 9th, 2010

    The ENCORD Health and Safety group met for their second meeting in Den Haag, on 5 October 2010, organized by Ballast Nedam and Royal BAM.

    Topics of the workshop included:
    –      An overview and discussion of companies Health and Safety data including the various used definitions. A draft for common definitions for KPIs was discussed and agreed upon.
    –      Best practice presentations
    –      A site visit with the focus on Health and Safety on the “De Kroon project”: a 145 meter high-rise apartment building with offices and shops.
    –      An insight to the health and safety initiatives taken by the host companies and
    –      a discussion on the group’s focus and next steps

    The purpose of the meeting was sharing things of common interest, understanding differences, to learning from other people’s “bright ideas”, understanding / seeing where other companies are, safety performance in different companies, discussing how can we make H&S processes and procedures more efficient, so the gap between a high standard and operational ease can go together, discussing how can we simplify procedures, learning about potential technological advances, heading toward benchmarking H&S performance.


    ENCORD Newsletter 18 | June 2010

    June 2nd, 2010

    Facing the pressure of today’s challenging market circumstances, ENCORD member companies are focussing on new market perspectives as well as on more cost-efficient processes to “overcome” the current economic turmoil. Sharing knowledge in ENCORD’s network guides the members on their way of improvements and stimulates them in the right direction.

    This ENCORD newsletter Number 18 for the member companies gives insight into some of ENCORD’s latest activities.

    Download the pdf version of the newsletter: 1006_ENCORD_Newsletter18


    ENCORD Health and Safety Workshop

    March 10th, 2010

    March 2010 | London, UK

    18 people from 10 ENCORD member companies (plus SKANSKA) held a workshop in London, 9th March 2010 to evaluate the benefits that could be gained from using the ENCORD network for driving improvements in Health and Safety. The host was Dr. Rennie Chadwick, VINCI Construction UK.

    Background
    The construction workforce across EU countries totals approximately 20 million people – equivalent to the whole population of a medium sized country in the EU. Statistically, each construction worker entering the industry at 20 years of age and working for 20 years currently has a 100% chance of being injured by an accident at work (source: ENCORD Council members, meeting February 2009).
    Most of the accidents or fatalities could be avoidable.

    Scope of the Workshop
    Each of the participants shared current performance data and initiatives.  A more detailed presentation of the Balfour Beatty initiative ‘Zero Harm’ was given by John Dunne.  Fred Garner and Terry Penketh of VINCI provided an insight to the VINCI health and safety management system and its application on the King’s Cross railroad station project, including many examples of how to implement the system in a challenging and large scale project. Read the rest of this entry »