All change at Constructing Better Health
Constructing Better Health is moving out from under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and joining industry welfare scheme B&CE.
Constructing Better Health (CBH) was set up by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) in 2004 to advise contractors on employees’ occupational health.
With the core business of CSCS being skills and training certification, its board decided that its occupational health activities would sit better elsewhere.
B&CE is a not-for-profit organisation that has been providing financial and welfare benefits to the construction industry for the past 70 years.
In a statement, B&CE said that the transition of CBH would take place over the coming months and, subject to finalising legal agreements, B&CE will initially take over the running of the current CBH operational model.
B&CE chief executive Patrick Heath-Lay said: “This is a great opportunity to take forward the important work of strengthening occupational health within the construction sector. We want to build on the work that Constructing Better Health has done over the past few years and, following a period of intensive engagement with the sector, launch a new proposition that really delivers for construction workers and employers.
“B&CE is proud of the work that it has done in providing simple financial and welfare benefits to the construction sector over the years. We will bring our knowledge and experience to deliver a valued occupational health scheme. We provided financial support to the CBH pilot scheme and have supported the work of Constructing Better Health from day one. We know that we can deliver a new scheme that will benefit construction even more than the existing scheme does.”
Graham Wren, chief executive of Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), said: “Since Constructing Better Health was established in 2004 the organisation has grown and now has around 340 employer customers. However, the importance of occupational health in the UK construction industry has grown in recent years and the CSCS board have concluded that further growth opportunities for CBH can be better realised as part of B&CE.
“The board considered the ability to offer occupational health alongside existing employee benefits to be a good strategic fit with Constructing Better Health, benefiting from the resources and experience of B&CE in order to invest and grow occupational health services to the benefit of the construction sector.”
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This article was published on 22 Jan 2016 (last updated on 22 Jan 2016).