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Hazardex in the Regions 2023 Presentation - Working towards a zero harm legacy

23 August 2023

The ECITB is the industry-led skills body for the Engineering Construction Industry (ECI) in Great Britain. The accident rate in engineering construction is lower than in the broader construction industry, however, the fact remains that, as an industry, we have not achieved ‘zero harm’.

Health and safety training is one of the key contributors to the reduction of accidents and ill-health across the engineering construction industry over the last 30 years. 

Organisations must ensure their workers hold the requisite skills and knowledge through quality-assured training to continue to reduce the number of work-related fatalities and injuries in our sector.

As we strive towards Net Zero we must work towards a zero harm legacy. Anything else will tarnish the achievement of the energy transition. Priority MUST be given to protecting the workforce.

The ECITB has just released the eighth evolution of our CCNSG Safety Passport programme which has been running now for 30 years. The new version covers new fire extinguisher updates, isolation procedures and testing for stored energy, alongside greater emphasis on equality in the workplace and mental health issues.

About the author:

Nigel Taylor, ECITB’s UK Market Development Manager, has 15 years of military experience, serving in the Royal Navy, and over 10 years’ experience of the education sector. Delivering apprenticeships, writing and developing regulated qualifications, working closely with Ofqual, and then moving into business development has given Nigel the ability to have a 360-degree view of the learner journey.

He has worked for the ECITB since 2021, originally as an Account Manager for the East of England and Midlands, where he worked closely with local engineering construction employers, the ECITB-approved provider network, LEPs and local councils.

Nigel continues to be an ambassador for the ECITB – the industry-led skills body for the Engineering Construction Industry in Great Britain.

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