CECA Scotland Priorities 2018/ 2019

What we aim to achieve

Our work is determined by the priorities and interests of our members.  Each year, the CECA Scotland Board meets to determine it’s focus for the year ahead.

The priorities agreed for 2018/2019 are:

Health & Safety
Representing members with HSE including engagement with the Site Safe Scotland Committee, Safety Groups, the Working Well Together SHAD Working Group and other bodies.
Representing members’ interests in liaising with Scotland’s utility providers, road authorities and other agencies to reduce the incidence of service strikes for both safety and commercial reasons, including engagement with the Utilities Service Avoidance Group Scotland.
Promoting best practice and circulating current and relevant health & safety information to the membership including details of the Stop:Make a Change campaign.

Promoting Infrastructure
Engaging at Holyrood, Westminster and with other public sector bodies on infrastructure investment.
Meeting key clients and politicians in a structured engagement programme to influence thinking around infrastructure and civil engineering in Scotland.

Procurement, Contract Conditions & Payment
Engaging with the Scottish Government, Scottish Futures Trust, local authorities, clients and other bodies to achieve a fairer, more balanced procurement process that recognises- amongst other elements – equitable risk transfer.

Promoting fair conditions of contracts and payment terms throughout the supply chain.

Attracting, Securing & Training a Diverse, World Class Workforce
Representing members’ interests with CITB, SBATC, SDS, CSCS, CPCS and SQA to ensure members recruit high calibre people and have access to focused and relevant training.
Delivering a programme of training courses aimed at all employees of CECA members that also promotes diversity within the sector.
Managing the CECA Scotland Awards “Most Promising Awards” and jointly managing the Saltire Infrastructure Awards with ICE Scotland.

Creating a Better Environment for All
Representing members’ interests with SEPA, SNH, ZWS and other agencies including in the production/distribution of guidance to assist members achieve more than just compliance with statutory regulation.

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