In his letter Champion idea (NCE 31 October) John Scholey incorrectly states that the ICE's new Health & Safety Register is focused on the role of the planning supervisor. If any duty holder was particularly targeted in the development it was the designer but the register is much broader than that.
Where the planning supervisor is cited it is to make a particular example and is not intended to be exclusive. The register is part of the ICE and CIC response to improve competence across our complex industry and fits within a suite of standards ranging from CITB administered CSCS cards to the professional qualifications of NEBOSH managed by the newly chartered Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH).
The register is being developed to fill a gap in competence assurance. Any lack of clarity will be resolved over the coming months.
Liz Bennett, Chair of the ICE Health & Safety Board, 1 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA