Health and Safety
There is little doubt that construction in the 21st Century is a far safer place, but we cannot afford to be complacent – there continues to be c82,000 work-related ill health cases (new or longstanding), with 62% attributable to musculoskeletal disorders and 25% related to stress, depression or anxiety – this means around 3.6% of workers suffered from work-related ill health
It remains a core objective of FIS to help the sector minimise risk and create a healthier and safer construction environment. Below you can find details of our H&S Toolkit to support members. Members also have access to our H&S Helpline that they can access via 0121 707 0077.
It is mandatory for FIS members to actively comply with current legislation and this forms a vital part of our Code of Conduct audits.
There is an FIS working group for Health, Safety and Welfare where FIS members can attend meetings and find the latest news. Visit the Forum here.
Health and Safety Handbook
The Health and Safety Handbook is designed for distribution by members to site operatives as a tool to help remind them of the hazards that they may encounter every day in their job and assist them in meeting company health and safety requirements.
Members purchasing bulk copies may have them overprinted with their company logo.
Health and Safety Toolkit
- Accidents – how to deal with them
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Workplace
- Clients Health and Safety Responsibility to Contractors
- Control of Asbestos
- Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
- Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
- Electrical Equipment (inspection and testing)
- Health and Safety Consultation Toolbox
- Health and Safety Policy
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005