RR381 - Constructing Better Health

This report presents the findings of the first of a series of research activities being carried out to evaluate the Constructing Better Health (CBH) pilot scheme, a construction industry-led occupational health support pilot, which has been facilitated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Health and Safety Commission (HSC). Launched in October 2004, the CBH pilot is operating within Leicestershire for a period of 18-24 months. The report presents the results of the baseline wave of a survey of 2,000 employers and sole traders working in construction within the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Avon areas.

The survey was undertaken before pilot activity in Leicestershire began in earnest, and the employers who took part will be re-contacted towards the end of pilot activities. This survey and the follow up survey, will allow any changes to the awareness, knowledge and behaviour of construction employers, in relation to occupational health, to be monitored over time and compared between areas where the CBH pilot is, and is not, operating.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2021-04-19