Safety & Health Awareness Days (SHAD)

We hold two Safety & Health Awareness Days (SHADs) annually for our members. SHADs have proved to be an effective means of sharing good practice through both practical demonstrations and formal presentations. The practical SHAD is aimed at operatives on site and is held at one of our members' plants. The other SHAD is held later in the year and topics cover relevant matters for CEOs, directors and those at senior management level.

These events enable members to gain new perspectives on a variety of topics as guest speakers from the HSE, legal firms, the supply chain and our own members share developments and their own initiatives.

Our next SHAD will be held on 24 November 2016.

Health & Safety News

SHAD 2017

27 Mar 2017

Huge thanks to Forterra Building Products for hosting our latest SHAD. Delegates participated at all six learning stations: risk perception, safe manual handling, dust, drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace, noise and vibration, and cancer awareness.

Minimising Fire Risk

18 Oct 2016

Meeting Building Regulations is not enough to minimise fire risk. Regulations do not cover property safety nor construction stage. Construction stage fire safety is the remit of the HSE.

The HSE say: “All those making design and procurement decisions that significantly affect fire risk should consider and reduce the risk and consequences of fire during the construction phase through DESIGN.” (HSE emphasis).

To do this, choose non combustible materials: choose precast and masonry. Read more.