Today, 21st October, we are participating in the ‘Stop. Make A Change’ campaign.
Sites across the Seddon Group of companies will be stopping work to think about two key topics; safety on site and mental health.
As October brings dark nights, our stop for safety will be looking at the impact that has on both on physical and mental wellbeing, and discussing things such as lighting, pedestrian access, grit supplies in cold weather, social distancing and hygiene procedures; we’ll also be looking at ways in which we can support each other’s mental health and signpost our colleagues to further help, should they need it.
To encourage our teams to ‘Take A Break’ we’ve sent out chunky Kit Kats, to enjoy as part of a socially distanced conversation, reflecting on their safety and mental health.
The ‘Stop. Make a Change’ campaign is a nationwide campaign in the construction industry, aiming to get companies to temporarily cease work to participate in sessions to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone working in the sector. You can read more about the campaign here.
With the current global pandemic and the dark nights, it is a tough time for everyone now, so it’s important that we check in on friends and colleagues in and out of work. If local lockdowns prevent you from visiting in person, you can call, text or uses apps such Facetime or What’s App for a video call. You can read more about looking after your mental health as the dark nights draw in here.