The CIC Health and Safety Panel provides a forum for health and safety representatives who are CIC members to meet, shape policy, discuss initiatives and develop responses on behalf of CIC. Membership of the panel includes the major chartered institutions, APS, ACE, IIRSM, IStructE, RIBA and HSE. The Panel is chaired by Peter Caplehorn with Tony Putsman as a Vice-Chair.
- To promote the consideration of health and safety in every sector of the built environment at all stages of projects: planning, design, construction, management, maintenance and demolition.
- To identify and publicise examples of good practice.
- To link and co-ordinate the activities of CIC members in relation to health and safety.
- To represent CIC and its membership to key agencies such as the Health & Safety Executive, CONIAC and CSCS.
- To promote health and safety risk management in all disciplines of education within the built environment.
- To hold under review legislative developments in the UK and in Europe.
Members of the main health and safety committee meet three times a year. In addition to the main committee, which has a regular membership of around 20, there are also smaller sub-groups which consider specific areas such as education or specific legislative changes.
Major current projects in relation to health and safety include the following:
The impending revision to the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations.
The effective early promotion of health and safety for the construction professions within the education system, to ensure that designers produce buildings which can be safely built, maintained and demolished.
The CDM Regulations were first introduced in 1994, then were revised in 2007 and 2015 and, updated in June 2017, in collaboration with the CIC Liability Panel.