SMAS Worksafe backs Building a Safer Future!

SMAS Worksafe are thrilled to announce that they are now a registered signatory of Building a Safer Future promoting the safety of buildings in the UK.

SMAS Worksafe is a registered member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) which helps businesses to reach their health & safety requirements. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and making sure we can do the utmost to help businesses to be compliant.

In April of last year, the UK Government encouraged industry-wide commitment to sign-up to a Charter, in its response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation ‘A reformed building safety regulatory system’.

In early 2020, the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) was appointed to develop and manage the Charter. The CCS has established a new, not-for-profit organisation (Building a Safer Future Ltd) with an independent governance structure, to lead and develop the Charter.

Building a Safer Future is driving culture and behaviour change in the safety of the building environment and is essential to putting people’s safety first. In driving this change, the BSF Charter will seek to provide the industry and public with:

  • An engaged online community where good practice on building safety is shared and relevant examples, case studies and other resources are signposted through a Learning & Excellence Hub.
  • A public and workforce engagement portal for anyone (public, resident, other building users, those working across the built environment) to raise building safety concerns in relation to projects registered and verified with the BSF Charter. (To be launched end 2020).
  • Benchmarking and verification (working closely with and learning from the ‘Responsible Care’ benchmarking approach adopted by the chemical industry). (To be launched end 2020).

SMAS Worksafe are delighted to have become a registered signatory and share the key value of putting people’s safety first, above all other priorities.

Chris Woodward-Biddle, Commercial Director at SMAS Worksafe is thrilled with the new partnership.

“It’s great to become a registered signatory of BSF, their values and ethos of making sure every individual’s safety comes first is something we share and backing their message is something we’re proud of and take very seriously when helping our members with their safety.