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    Health and Safety

    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.

    Thus, the topic of Health & Safety on Construction Sites is of great relevance to the European Construction industry and many ENCORD member companies have dedicated taskforces to focus on this topic.

    Yet the various companies have somewhat isolated viewpoints, the analysis and prevention of key accident causes is not based on a comparable, standardized approach and is also done on a different basis in different countries.

    The ENCORD Health and Safety Group is working to find common approaches to the issue and to ensure the health and safety of our workforce and the public.

    Below are brief summaries of the group´s meetings:

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 an introduction to a special workshop  project titled “How does a safe job site look like?” respectively  “The safe job site and return on prevention”.

    Following the presentation (result of the brain storming of a smaller workgroup) the participants discussed the philosophy of the idea and the findings presented. As a result of this workshop 4 groups have been established. These workgroups will continue to work on the topics in order to have first results ready for the next ENCORD H&S meeting. 

    The second day all members participated in the 3rd lnternational HSE Conference  organized by Hilti. A summary of this conference will be provided by Hilti in a separate document. 

    The third day gave all members the opportunity to visit the BAUMA trade show in Munich.

    Thank you
    ENCORD H&S would like to thank the host HILTI for making this excellent meeting possible.

     Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Health & Safety Platform meeting will be hosted by YIT lnternational Construction Services on 20th and 21st November  in Helsinki/Finland.

    ENCORD Health and Safety working group September 2012

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    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 focused on three topics. These were discussed in “rotating workgroups”:
    –  Leadership and Participation: Successful leading and guidance resulting in active participation of all persons involved
    –  OHS contribution to economic success: How economical is safety (return on prevention)
    –  Safety Culture: Regional differences within safety culture and safety programs

    The second day of the workshop centered around a full day site visit to the Ras Laffan site with the
    –  Multi Purpose Administration Complex (MPAC) and the
    –  Barzan Onshore Facility (Process & Utilities) (BGP)

    The workshop ended with two presentations on
    –  Managing HSE at the Project: Behavior based safety approach, establishing HSE culture, etc.
    –  Sub Contractor Selection & Control process