Mulbury will mark the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 with a week-long focus on the wellbeing of our people.
The campaign will see activity happening on our sites and in our offices with a focus each day on different aspects of safety and wellbeing.
It is part of our commitment to continually improve health and safety for our people, subcontractors, suppliers, customers, and members of the public.
Rachael Williams, our health and safety manager at Mulbury, comments: “We have a strong safety record, but the job is never finished. There is always risk and we want to work together to keep those risks as small as possible.
“This is not just about physical health though, it’s also about our mental and emotional wellbeing. We’re using this next week to encourage our team to continue looking out for one another, to reach out to people and talk to each other.
“We’ll also be reminding our staff of the support on offer through our partnership with The Lighthouse Club and its 24-hour support line for construction workers and their families.”
Greg Mulligan, director at Mulbury, adds: “A huge thank you to our health and safety team for pulling together our week of activity. We are absolutely committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our people and hope everyone will get something out of this week-long campaign.”
On Monday the focus in our sites and offices is around the idea of ‘Don’t Walk By’, promoting the identification of hazards or unsafe conditions. Our message for Tuesday is ‘Don’t Be Just Another Number’ which will focus on the statistics of workplace accidents and injuries.
Wednesday, April 28, is the International Labour Organization’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which will see us focusing on staff mental health and wellbeing.
We will highlight the Lighthouse Club’s ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ campaign which raises awareness of mental health issues within the construction industry. Staff will be encouraged to talk to each other on site about how they are feeling with food provided by Mulbury.
On Thursday we’ll be shining a light on the progress the construction industry has made on health and safety over the decades with a look back at iconic construction images of yesteryear. Underpinning this will be the message that safety equipment and processes exist for a reason.
On Friday, we’ll be promoting healthy lifestyles, particularly the connection between exercise and good mental health, by encouraging staff to take a socially distanced walk together where possible.