Focus areas for 2018 - 2020
Preventing work-related ill health in the construction industry
The construction industry has an industrial strategy; it also has the HSE and ConIAC where guidance and standards are developed in partnership with industry. The industry is also abundant with information, knowledge, tools, experience and awareness-raising initiatives regarding ill-health prevention and the promotion of good health and wellbeing.
The industry is, however, inconsistent when it comes to the adoption of good healthy working practice – and the latest health statistics released in November 2017 show that the burden of occupational ill-health continues to rise.
With this in mind, the role of the HCLG, is to act as both a stimulus and a catalyst in helping unify the industry in its approach to worker health protection and the promotion, adoption and implementation of best practice processes and initiatives.
Plans and priorities
There is much to achieve by the overall target date of 2025, so the HCLG will focus on the key areas of promoting good mental health, ‘design for health’, the prevention of respiratory disease, the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, and the provision of quality health data for the industry.