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HSC Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) - Meeting 18 March 2014

Open Government status: Fully Open
Meeting: M1/2014

The City/Cathedral Room at Rose Court at 10.00 am


Agenda item Time
Welcome and Chair’s introduction 10:00 – 10:05
Agreement of Agenda and matters arising 10:05 – 10:10

Occupational health in construction - moving the agenda forward (presentations from CONIAC Health Working Group members):

  • Caroline Haslam – Home Builders Federation - Designing out health risks in new home build and planning to eliminate them
  • Gren Tipper – Construction Clients’ Group - Construction 2025 and the ‘health strategy’ and the role of the Construction Leadership Council Delivery Group
  • Andy Turrell – UK Contractors Group - Role of major contractors in delivering change through initiatives and the UKCG Health Charter 
  • Kevin Minton – Construction Plant-hire Association - Responding to the occupational cancer challenge (specifically risks from diesel engine exhaust)
  • Susan Murray – Unite - Worker involvement – ensuring workers and their representatives are properly informed and involved
  • Kevin Fear – CITB - The industry training board’s role in raising awareness and provision of training vehicles to secure competence
10:10 – 11:20
Break for tea and coffee – all welcome 11:00 – 11:30
Occupational health in construction continued (open discussion) 11:40 – 12:40


  • CDM regulatory package (Anthony Lees, HSE)
  • Catastrophic Events (Simon Longbottom, HSE)
12:40 – 12:50
Conclusion 12:50 – 13:00
Updated 2014-08-07