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ISHCCO NEWS – February 2017
2017 General Assembly Copenhagen Denmark
Details have been announced for our 2017 General Assembly to commence at 12.00 hours on the 31st March 2017, with a welcome reception and networking opportunity at the IDA Mødecenter, Kalvebod Brygge 31, 1560 København V, Danmark
The programme issued to members has the formal meeting following at 13.30 hours, followed by a second and third session on Saturday, 1st April, 2017
Says ISHCCO President Richard Habgood “This year we will focus on Member’s Activity Reports, learn more about, and decide the next course of action for the ISHCCO Qualification Scheme as well as meet new supporters and sponsors to promote our modernization work to develop knowledge, skills, education and training for all construction safety health co-ordinators”.
IDA Mødecenter, Kalvebod Brygge 31, 1560 Copenhagen
Colbjoernsensgade 29, Vesterbro, 1652 V Copenhagen
Phone: 45 - 33 21 21 96 - Fax: 45 - 33 21 61 91
Using a special code that has already been issued to all member’s and their representatives, delegates and members who have not yet booked their accommodation are reminded that our chosen conference hotel is the Ansgar.
This cosy hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Central Station and is found close to Copenhagen’s main street, Strøget. It offers a furnished courtyard and free Wi-Fi. and is a short 950m/10-15 minute walk to the IDA Mødecenter on Kalvebod Brygge where the 2017 GA is to take place
The fashionable Vesterbro quarter is on Ansgar’s doorstep and offers an excellent mix of shopping, restaurants, nightlife and cultural attractions
EC Review of OSH Directives – NO NEWS YET about (possible changes to) 92/57/EEC
Published on 10th January the European Commission is to launch and conclude within two years a programme for removing or updating all outdated provisions of the Directives.
In a flurry of available documents the EC has confirmed that their three immediate and pressing activities will involve
- Stepping up the fight against all occupational cancers through legislation accompanied by increased guidance and awareness training
- Helping businesses, in particular micro enterprises, comply with with occupational safety and health rules
- Involving Member States and social partners to remove or update outdated rules and to refocus efforts that ensure better and broader protection, compliance and enforcement on the ground.
ISHCCO Executive Board needs your support
Following our 2016 General Assembly meeting in Paris, work for our new strategic growth and development programme has begun.
But we need volunteers.
Membership and Public Relations are top priorities with vacancies to share the load within the established working groups.
If you are interested then please volunteer your name to Erich Leschetizky, ISHCCO General Secretary, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be delighted to hear from you.
Working for you February and March 2017
ISHCCO will be attending, be presenting or be observing at the following meetings:
- EWWF/ETUC Workshop - 8th February, Brussels
- European Industry Day – 28th February, Brussels
- Hilti Global Safety Conference - 21/22 March, Liechtenstein
- EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces Campaign 22/23 March Brussels
- IDA Arbejdsmiljø Presentation, 30th March 2017, Copenhagen
ISHCCO Members manage safety and health risk in construction
ISHCCO members, as co-ordinators, provide a meaningful purpose to ensure all stakeholders in a construction project respect the general principles of prevention
Adoption of these principles delivers a cascade of positive benefits to our communities
- respect for each other's role or task in hand
- fewer accidents
- fewer fatalities
- lower social costs arising from long term ill health
- getting right first time = lower production costs
- a return on investment approaching 2.2
Image 1 © Martin Morales / EU-OSHA
Image 2 © ILO International Labour Organisation
Image 3 © montgomeryschoolsmd.org
ISHCCO members ensure that all stakeholders in a construction project
- Work well together
- Plan ahead
- Manage and
co-ordinate their activities
- Monitor and review activities
- Record information for future use
All Ages Campaign
"promoting a sustainable working life"
and is a partner of
European Network of Safety & Health
- Speaking for approximately 70,000 individual safety and health construction technicians and managers acting as co-ordinators to improve the ultimate aim of Directive 92/57/EC to improve and promote the wellbeing of workers and all those that may be affected by work at a temporary or mobile construction site.
- Want to know who represents co-ordinators within your country?
- Are you interested in becoming a co-ordinator with the knowledge skills, competence, and experience levels introduced by ISHCCO to meet the requirements of European Qualification Framework Standards 5, 6, and 7?
further details from
c/o Forum da Vinci, 4-6 Bd. Grande Duchesse Charlotte,
Telephone 44 1675 470 450
ISHCCO is supported by
ISHCCO members and ISHCCO sponsors working together to create a sustainable environment for good practice in construction health and safety risk management