No Entry to UKCG Members' Sites Without Health & Safety Awareness

Workstream Construction Services Ltd, Bicester: July 15, 2014 – Members of the UK Contractors Group (UKCG), which represents the country's top contractors, are tightening up on site health and safety enforcement. People working on UKCG members' sites (including subcontractors) will in future have to show evidence that they've passed either the CITB one day Health and Safety Awareness course or the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme course. This is in line with the UKCG standard introduced in 2012, and is in addition to any skill card such as CSCS.

"Our vision," says David Lambert, UKCG Head of Health and Safety, "is to enable our members, and their clients and suppliers, to build a world class, industry leading position in health and safety. We aim to make health and safety more simple, and to maintain the importance of competency without unnecessary bureaucracy. Our members' insistence that operatives meet the UKCG health and safety training standard is a big step towards the achievement of that aim."

Workstream candidates who have not yet taken the One Day Health and Safety Awareness course should book themselves in at the National Construction College or another CITBapproved training centre. The course costs from £120.00, inclusive of training materials, registration/ certification, and lunch and refreshments. Click here for details.

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For more information, please contact David Bridson at Bridson Kneale Associates on +44 1295 811241 or +44 7711 981461 or use the form here to email him. (Select “Media Enquiries" from the drop-down Department field.)

About Workstream

Workstream Construction Services supplies a comprehensive range of essential site services to the construction industry:

  • Recruitment expertise – Reliable provision of temporary, contract and permanent personnel across the full range of industry disciplines, including general trades & labour; site engineers; site management and administrative staff; and building envelope, interior fit out, mechanical & electrical, and structural steel specialists.
  • Engineering services – Fixed price contracts for site engineering and setting out, CAD and data processing, topographical and building surveys, and related technical services.
  • Site logistics packages – Waste management, site security, traffic control, snagging and small works.

Founded in 1993, Workstream is headquartered in Bicester, near Oxford, and delivers services throughout the UK, with operations centred on Birmingham, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Swindon. Quality of service is underpinned by ISO 9001 certification for recruitment services at the company's Bicester, London and Sheffield operational hubs. In addition to its Investors in People Silver status, Workstream has achieved all the construction industry's leading health & safety accreditations. Regular staff training and updates to management processes ensure the company continues to comply with statutory and industry-mandated regulations while delivering innovative solutions to its clients' site challenges.