9 June 2011
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) Health and Safety
Panel has been working with Atkins, as the founding member of the Consultants Health and Safety Forum, the
Construction Clients’ Group and the Health and Safety Executive to deliver guidelines which will show
construction industry professionals how to engage with their clients on the importance of demonstrating
leadership in health and safety on their projects.
The booklet, entitled Client Leadership on Health and Safety, will be distributed across the UK and
internationally via the members of the Consultants Health and Safety Forum to their operations in the Middle
East, North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Richard Hulland, Atkins’ Group Director of QSE (Quality Safety Environmental) said: ‘These guidelines will
prompt an open and honest dialogue with our clients at the early stages of a project which is an important
aspect of risk management. A proactive client with the right attitude, behaviour and interest for health and
safety can have a positive impact on a project in reducing the number of serious accidents, increasing near
miss reporting and increasing awareness of unsafe behaviour on site.’
Client Leadership on Health and Safety is available for download from: www.cic.org.uk/activities/hands.shtml