Constructing Better Health - Report of Baseline Employer Survey

Sinclair A, Tyers C | Research Report RR381 | Health and Safety Executive | Sep 2005

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This report presents the findings of the first of a series of research activities carried out to evaluate the Constructing Better Health (CBH) pilot scheme, a construction industry-led occupational health support pilot, facilitated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Health and Safety Commission (HSC).

Launched in October 2004, the CBH pilot operated within Leicestershire for a period of 18-24 months. The report presents the results of the baseline wave of a survey of 2,000 employers and sole traders working in construction within the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Avon areas.

The survey was undertaken before pilot activity in Leicestershire began in earnest, and the employers who took part were re-contacted towards the end of pilot activities. This survey and the follow up survey, were designed to allow any changes to the awareness, knowledge and behaviour of construction employers, in relation to occupational health, to be monitored over time and compared between areas where the CBH pilot was, and was not, operating.