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Through active engagement with the HSE, the supply chain and influential safety charities such as RoSPA, ECA helps to ensure that health and safety legislation and guidance are fit for purpose in the building engineering services sector. ECA also publicises the excellent overall health and safety performance of its members.

Instrumental in the development of PAS 91 and SSIP, ECA has also driven significant improvements in pre-qualification, to increase cross-recognition and avoid costly and burdensome duplication, as a result of multiple pre-qualification questionnaires.

Improving occupational health

The ECA is a member of the Construction Dust Partnership (CDP), which aims to tackle serious lung disease in construction. More information can be found at:

Improving safety

Recent safety statistics from the Joint Industry Board (JIB) and the ECA show that the RIDDOR-reportable accident rate has dropped substantially since 2001. The rate of accidents has halved since 2010. The ECA works with members to ensure that our sector remains a low-risk sector in the construction and wider maintenance industry. 

Excessive H&S requirements

Health and safety is vitally important in our sector but occasionally, some third party requirements are excessive or just unnecessary.  Any ECA member encountering excessive or unfair health and safety requirements should complete the following forms, as appropriate: 

Health and Safety Forms

For concerns about the application of FFI, complete this form

If you disagree with health and safety advice from someone who is not a regulator, complete this form

HSE initiative to focus on respiratory hazards

HSE initiative to focus on respiratory hazards

03 Oct 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out its latest construction inspection initiative throughout October 2018, focusing on the measures in place to protect workers from occupational lung disease caused by asbestos, silicosis, wood dust and other hazards.

World’s first global health and safety management standard published

World’s first global health and safety management standard published

14 Mar 2018

The new ISO 45001 Health and Safety Standard has been published. It is intended to be used by small as well as large organisations, to improve their occupational health and safety performance. It will replace OHSAS18001.

New ISO 45001 standard will replace BS OHSAS I8001

New ISO 45001 standard will replace BS OHSAS I8001

07 Feb 2018

The new ISO 45001 Standard will be available to purchase directly from BSI (the British Standards Institute).

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