These meetings were originally set up to plan and coordinate activities between the Urban&Civic directly contracted works and the house builder works at our large strategic sites. Subsequent meetings would then review these activities and understand how matters may be improved going forwards.
The meetings were quickly broadened to include operational health and safety matters, with the safety log reports from the previous month being discussed with members and in turn they are invited to share safety moments in order the expand a lessons learned culture across the site.
Now a requirement of our house builder agreements, the intention is to expand the scope of the consortia agenda to include such matters as Modern Slavery, mental health and sustainability at future forums, advocating the team nature of these large strategic settlements.
At Priors Hall, where such consortia meetings were introduced in March 2018, we have seen a 42 per cent decrease in the monthly resident reported incidents concerning house builder activities and a 250 per cent annual increase in NHBC health & safety awards on the site between 2018 and 2019.