Build UK and its members continue to drive health and safety performance in the industry, ensuring that the latest industry-recognised policies and standards are included in the Construction Industry Publications (CIP) Health & Safety Manual.

The latest edition of the Construction H&S Manual features theBuild UK Safety Helmet Colours Standard, updated guidance on MEWPs issued in accordance with IPAF and a BCSA review on issues surrounding the Erection of Structures. ARMI has reviewed the Asbestos section, while detail surrounding theConstruction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) Programme, an initiative supported by Build UK, has been amended.

Helping the industry work safely for over forty years, the Construction H&S Manual, also known as the ‘Blue Book’, is a one-stop shop for information and practical guidance on all health and safety issues that affect the construction process. CIP is offering all Build UK members an exclusive30% discounton the Manual, which will be available on all formats by the end of June 2016.

The online manual is updated on an ongoing basis with the latest legislative changes and guidance providing a wide range of benefits for all businesses in the contracting supply chain:

• 24-hour access wherever there is an internet connection via computer, mobile or tablet
• Multi-user licences available based on concurrent usage
• One user name and password for all users
• Email notifications of updates
• Complete section PDFs available to print out for use at will
• CD-ROM and printed formats available for non-internet connected sites*.

Jason Rowley, Chairman of the Drafting Panel and Health & Safety Director of Build UK member Carillion, said:

“For good practical up to date advice on health and safety matters, the Construction H&S Manual is a must for everyone involved in construction. Working with Build UK will ensure it is even more relevant on a day to day basis as the ‘go to’ source of information for all things health and safety. It will also keep the manual up to date with industry practices, and provide the more collaborative approach we all want.”

Details of subscription prices for the Construction H&S Manual, which start from £350 per annum for a single user, can be found on theCIP website. Build UK members can claim their 30% discount using the promotional codeBUILDUK, and members have the opportunity to take out a free one month’s trial of the online version by registering on theCIP Construction H&S Manual website.

For further information or to take out a subscription, please contact Sarah Kenny at CIP by emailing skenny@cip-books.comor phoning07789 713776.

* Whilst the discount also applies to the CD-ROM and printed formats, it excludes the six-monthly updates.