THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has welcomed a new member to its ranks.
Trade association DHF has become the latest organisation to become a full-time member, while the creation of a new consultants sub-group has seen 12 professional bodies swell the collective’s ever-growing roster of experts.
Their arrival means the Forum now has 25 full member bodies from across Scotland and beyond – including Government agencies, private companies and professional services – plus eight sub-groups receiving input from more than 40 separate organisations.
Alan Wilson, Forum chair and Select managing director, said: “We are delighted to welcome both DHF as our latest full member and the 12 bodies who make up the new consultants sub-group.
“Now that restart is under way in earnest, cooperation and collaboration is more vital than ever, so we appreciate the knowledge and expertise that these new Forum contributors bring.
“Each new member brings new strengths and we greatly appreciate the knowledge and insight we know they will deliver as part of our ongoing efforts.”
As a not-for-profit trade association, DHF represents companies associated with locks and building hardware, doorsets, industrial doors and shutters, domestic garage doors and automated gates.
Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, DHF head of commercial operations, said: “The Forum gives the industry an invaluable opportunity to discuss the issues we all face and decide how restart can be managed safely for both contractors and consumers.
“We are proud to contribute our voice to and help make our contribution to a remarkable joint initiative that has already made such a positive mark on the construction sector.”