Respiratory Health Summit

2 Feb 2021

Over 340 people attended the virtual Action on Respiratory Health summit this week where HCLG and RVT Group joined forces with the HSE, BOHS, CDP, Tideway, HS2, Balfour Beatty and Skanska to deliver a series of informative talks and videos about the importance of protecting respiratory health on site.

The event opened with a hard-hitting keynote presentation from Professor David Fishwick, Consultant Respiratory Physician and the HSE’s Chief Medical Advisor.

An expert panel then shared their own perspective on approaches to respiratory health in construction, and discussed questions which had been submitted by attendees in advance, including:

- What are the biggest barriers/ challenges to implementing effective respiratory controls on site and how do we overcome them?
- Who's responsibility is respiratory health?
- Can we say "RIP to RPE"?
- What impact has COVID-19 had on respiratory health on site?

If you didn’t manage to attend, you can watch the recording here.

Past Events

ICE Health Summit 22 January 2018

The ICE ran this Health Summit event in partnership with the HCLG. There were a number of talks delivered, covering topics such as mental health and wellbeing, the cost of ill-health, behavioural health and safety, the role of the designer, leadership, amongst other topics.

All of the presentations from this event are now available here

There were some workshop sessions also, covering occupational hygiene, RPE and design - the outputs from these sessions will be published here once available.

Acting on Our Commitment to a Healthier Future

Acting on Our Commitment to a Healthier Future

On 26th January we welcomed over 100 CEO’s and  over 150 Health and Safety Directors to two separate events held in London, where we reviewed progress and discussed next steps in our bid to reduce ill-health and disease from our industry. The events saw the launch of ‘Mates in Mind’, a new initiative aimed at tackling mental health.

From Committment into Action Event

From Committment into Action


The second summit hosted by the HCLG saw the tactical action plan for the Construction 2025 vision come together. This meeting provided the industry with the knowledge and means in which to work towards levelling the playing field between health and safety and in eradicating the ill health and disease caused each year within the industry. 


Speakers included Professor Dame Carol Black and Dr Richard Judge.

Construction Health Summit for CEOs

Committing Construction to a Healthier Future


On 21 January 2016, over 150 key business leaders and industry influencers in the construction sector came together at the inaugural Health in Construction CEO Breakfast Summit. At this event, each CEO made a commitment to eradicate the thousands of cases of ill health and disease caused every year as a result of exposure to health hazards during construction work, as well as to address the growing incidence of mental ill health in the workforce.

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Committing Construction to a Healthier Future.

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