CECA Scotland Priorities 2024-2025

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 its focus for the year ahead.

The priorities agreed for 2024/2025 are:

Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Represent members with HSE including engagement with the Site Safe Scotland Committee, Safety Groups, the Working Well Together SHAD Working Group and other bodies.

Represent members’ interests with clients/client bodies to ensure Health, Safety and Wellbeing issues and initiatives are aligned and effective.

Promote best practice and circulate current and relevant health & safety information to the membership.

Promote initiatives and best practice to enhance both physical, financial and mental health wellbeing.

Promoting Infrastructure
Engage at Holyrood, Westminster and with other public sector bodies on infrastructure investment.

Meet key clients and politicians in a structured engagement programme to influence thinking and decision-making around infrastructure and civil engineering in Scotland.

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

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

Attracting, Securing & Training a Diverse, World Class Workforce
Represent members’ interests with CITB, SDS, Card Schemes and SQA to ensure members recruit high calibre people and have access to focused and relevant training.

Develop the CECA Scotland Academy offering to create a pipeline of young civil engineering operatives.

Deliver a programme of training courses aimed at all employees of CECA members that also promotes diversity within the sector.

Manage the CECA Scotland “Most Promising Awards” and jointly manage the Scottish Civil Engineering Awards with ICE Scotland.

Work with others to assist members to access a programme of school engagement to promote the civil engineering sector as the career of choice for school leavers.

Assist Members in Creating a Net-Zero Society by 2045
The Scottish Government has committed Scotland to becoming a net-zero society by 2045.  CECA will work with agencies and academia to bring forward solutions to assist CECA members meet their own and their clients’ net-zero carbon aspirations.

Represent members’ interests with SEPA, Nature Scot, Zero Waste Scotland and other agencies including in the production/distribution of guidance, advice and training to assist members achieve more than just compliance with statutory regulation.

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