Thursday, 22 March 2012

UCATT to hold Midlands Safety Conference in Derby

Ucatt General Secretary Steve Murphy, left,
 who will be addressing tomorrows conference
Construction union UCATT are holding their first ever regional health and safety conference this Friday (March 23rd). The conference which is titled Changing Lives, Saving Lives will be held at Derby County FC’s Pride Park stadium and will involve over 50 of UCATT’s regional safety representatives and partner organisations.
Construction is the most dangerous industry in the UK. In 2010/11 a total of 50 construction workers were killed at work, 6 of those deaths were in the Midlands.

The conference will allow UCATT representatives, to discuss their experiences, identify the training they need to improve their knowledge and work with employers to secure safer workplaces It will also lead to the establishment of a regional health and safety forum.
Speakers at the conference will include: Glenis Willmott MEP, Steve Murphy General Secretary of UCATT, Rob Johnson Regional Secretary of the Midlands TUC, and a representative from Families Against Corporate Killing.

Steve Murphy, General Secretary of UCATT, said: “Safety reps are at the frontline of keeping construction workers safe. This conference is about ensuring that they have the appropriate skills to perform that role.”

Cheryl Pidgeon Regional Secretary for UCATT Midlands Region, said: “This conference is a starting point to improve workplace safety throughout the Midlands. If the life of a single construction worker is saved as a result of this conference it will have been more than worthwhile.”

For Further information contact Barckley Sumner on 0780 2329235

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