Safety on the agenda at new masterclass

20160415 SBF Health and Safety Masterclass
L-R: Jim Caldwell, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Demolition Engineers; Professor Roger Willey; Craig Mcwilliam, Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Chairman, National Federation of Demolition Contractors; Vaughan Hart, Scottish Building Federation Managing Director; John McArthur, Scotland Chairman, National Demolition Training Group.

MORE than 50 Scottish construction professionals attended the first in a new series of “masterclasses” promoting workplace health, safety and welfare.

The seminar was hosted by the Scottish Specialist Contractors in partnership with the NFDC Scottish Region/NDTG Scotland, the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) and A.C.S Physical Risk Control Limited with the key aim of showing businesses how best practice in managing health, safety and wellbeing within their workforce should be a priority.

The class was led by Professor Willey, managing director of A.C.S Physical Risk Control Limited.

SBF managing director Vaughan Hart, who is also a director of Constructing Better Health, gave a presentation on human resources requirements and potential consequences of not conforming to health and safety requirements. He said, “It was great to see so many people from the construction industry come along to this masterclass to hear more on this subject.

“Health and safety in the working environment has always been paramount for construction businesses, but changes to the law and additional focus on issues such as occupational health and health surveillance mean it is important that managers keep up to date with new practices.

“We were delighted to have Professor Willey lead the masterclass and share his knowledge and experience, a result of over 35 years working in this area.”