Constructing Better Health publishes first set of standards for the industry

The first set of standards for occupational health for workers in the construction industry have been published this week.

Constructing Better Health (CBH) says the standards provide a benchmark to support the management of occupational health in the industry.

The Standards cover a wide range of topics including fitness for task health assessments for safety critical workers, health surveillance/monitoring and general health checks and competencies for occupational health providers.

Michelle Aldous, CBH chief executive, says: "The CBH Standards are core to the national scheme and address the need for baselines against which the industry can check, monitor and improve the health of the construction workforce.

"The CBH Standards are intended to empower employers with the knowledge to meet legislative and non-legislative requirements.”