SNIPEF members play key role in tackling Covid-19 challenges

Fiona Hodgson

THE Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation (SNIPEF) has revealed that members of its executive team are playing ‘key roles’ in the work being done by Scotland’s influential Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum to represent the industry’s views on the Covid-19 crisis to government, the media, and all other engaged parties.

Fiona Hodgson, chief executive of SNIPEF, is a member of the main Forum board, and also its commercial, future planning, skills and client sub-groups. Another member of the skills and health and safety sub-groups is SNIPEF’s technical and skills manager, Martyn Raine. SNIPEF HR manager Stephanie Lowe is on the employment sub-group, communications manager Alicia Allen is a member of the CCIV Forum communications sub-group, while Dale Thomson, SNIPEF’s training manager, sits on a sub-group concerned with the health & safety provisions for apprentices.

Fiona Hodgson said, “The past 10 weeks have been hugely demanding for all of us who represent the many organisations within Scotland’s construction sector. Covid-19 is, we hope, a once in a generation event, and it has been humbling to see how our sector virtually in its entirety, has organised and focused collectively to meet the many challenges it presents. I am proud of the way my SNIPEF colleagues have played their part throughout; all of us determined to give our utmost to pave the way for a rapid, and safe return to work. This in turn, will allow us to protect both jobs and the economy as well as building a brighter future for all of us.”