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Stop! Make a Change – Construction industry downs tools to focus on safety

  • 21 Feb 2017

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Top construction sites and manufacturing plants will down tools on 18th April as the industry supports the ‘Stop! Make a Change’ initiative, working together to build a healthier, safer industry.

Stop! Make a Change

The Stop! Make a Change initiative was launched by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association last year.

Now, on 18th April 2017 something will happen that has never been seen before in the UK infrastructure sector.

Many building sites, offices and construction manufacturing facilities will fall silent as participating companies put the spotlight on improving workers safety, well being and help save lives.

Discussions and decisions made on the day will be shared through a guide published after the event. This will bring together best practice from clients, contractors and suppliers across the UK, working together to build a healthier, safer industry.

Key areas for a safety improvements

Stop. Make a Change. has been developed by some of the industry’s leading contractors and customers working with the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).

Some of the biggest names in the infrastructure sector are supporting this first UK-wide health & safety stand-down on 18th April.

Each business will decide on their own commitments and will use the event to brief staff and suppliers about them. It is intended that good practice developed through Stop. Make a Change will be shared among supporters through a guide published later this year.

The companies involved will make commitments relating to 4 key health, safety and wellbeing topics:

1) Respiratory Health

2) Fatigue

3) Plant safety

4) Mental health

National Safety Stand-Down

Find out more via the Stop! Make a Change website about how your company can support this first National Safety Stand-Down.

Watch the video below to find out how you can get involved.



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