Health and Safety


HBF members are committed to ensuring that all aspects of Health and Safety are a priority not only on all their sites but in their offices as well.

The HBF provides full support to the Home Builders Health and Safety Committee, and in 2019 fully supported the revitalising of the committee’s health and safety charter to drive further improvement in the performance of the sector. The Charter was first developed in 2004 in response to concerns raised by Government in respect of injuries in the construction industry and the new charter builds on the  tremendous amount of work has been done by the committee members since its original launch.

The Health and Safety Charter is backed by an annual action plan looking at key areas of improvement and the committee meets on a quarterly basis to review issues and challenges affecting the industry.

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2021 - 2022 Aims & Objectives

The Home Building industry is committed to continually improving health and safety performance and promoting its management through members of the HBF Health and Safety Committee. The core aims of the committee are to drive a positive Health and Safety culture within the home building industry through agreeing and putting into practice measures that meet or may exceed statutory requirements. View our 2021 - 2022 Action Plan & Workstream here

Meet the team

Rhodri Williams - HBF

Rhodri Williams

Home Builders Federation
Technical and Sustainability Director
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Steph Calder

Home Builders Federation
Executive Assistant

In this section you will find all relevant Health & Safety policy and compliance documents, such as:

HBF HS Charter

HBF Charter Safe Working Practice COVID19

HBF HS Committee Structure Relationship

HBF HS Committee Terms of Reference

The following information is formed from a collection of industry best practice which can be further contextualised to reflect relevant industry sector and site specific requirements.

The HBF Health and Safety Committee have worked together to produce sector guidance notes on key topics within Home Building linked to the HSC 2021 action plan. 

Health and safety data is collected from all volunteer member organisations in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive’s Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) procedure to ensure accurate statistics. 

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HBF Disclaimer

Every effort is made to ensure that the health and safety related information provided on the HBF website is accurate and up to date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions, or statements found to be misleading. Health and safety related information on this website;

  • may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.
  • does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.

All health and safety related information, content, materials etc. available on this website are for general informational purposes only.

This website contains links to other third-party health and safety related websites and such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user, or browser; the HBF and its members do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites. HBF is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of, information on sites that it does not manage.

HBF is not responsible for, does not endorse, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any third-party health and safety related content posted on this website. It is also not responsible for the quality or accessibility of this content nor of any related content.

Information shown here is for guidance only and it is recommended that users make their own separate health & safety enquiries and seek separate legal advice and guidance where necessary.

HBF October 2023