Licensing the UK construction industry …

Cross-party support for licensing the construction industry at the launch of the Federation of Master Builders’ new report in Westminster

The Federation of Master Builders’ new report, Licence to build: A pathway to licensing UK constructionwas launched in parliament on Monday night.

The report, which details the benefits of introducing a licensing scheme for the whole construction industry, was enthusiastically welcomed by the Construction Minister Richard Harrington, who said “I welcome this report… [the] process started by the report will help us a lot.  I feel instinctively [it] is… the right way.”

The Minister also said that licensing the construction industry will drive up standards. He said “the serious point is from a quality point of view…tragic things…have happened, Grenfell is the one that comes to mind obviously for everyone.”

He added that “as far as the quality of buildings is concerned, things are changing,” and that move towards excellence in the industry “is personified by the FMB and its members.”

The ICM welcomes the FMB's initiative and fully supports the introduction of statutory licensing across UK construction

The ICM CDM Competence Registry™ is made available as an open multi-disciplinary robust resource for the whole sector ... and ICM Registrar and team will ensure this is maintained fully compliant and provides robust reliable information that can be trusted! 

The UK's construction sector must now accept the tragedy of Grenfell sadly marks yet another seminal point in the Timeline-History of Occupational Safety and Health ... The ICM is fully committed to create a safer construction industry with competent workers, managers and leaders ...

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