FIS is involved in a campaign to encourage the use of smaller 900mm wide plasterboard, which is lighter and easier to handle on-site, FIS has been working with HSE and relevant stakeholders.

Collaboratively, they have set up a plasterboard supply chain working group comprising clients, contractors, trade bodies, manufacturers, designers and regulators. In brief, the objectives are to identify health risks associated with
handling plasterboard on-site (focusing on muscular skeletal disorders – MSDs); to agree measures for eliminating/controlling the risk elements identified and ensure a common understanding of legal compliance; and to raise awareness of these risks and promote the  measures for effectively eliminating or controlling them, with a focus on CDM duty holders and supply chain duty holders.

The first working group meeting will be held early May and FIS would like to hear SpecFinish readers’ views or opinions on email: