Keltbray Group has taken part in the UK’s largest ever ‘safety stand-down’ campaign; Stop. Make a Change.
The campaign is focused on four themes: fatigue, mental health, respiratory illness and plant safety. It has been organised by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and is backed by the Health & Safety Executive.
Keltbray marked the launch day on 18 April with an extended stand-down at the National Temperance Hospital site, where 60 people from HS2, Costain, Skanska, Artel and Keltbray participated in workshops focused on those four areas. They also visited KML Occupational Health’s Clinical Mobile Unit, AKA the Health Bus, where Nurse Ndaba Mnkandla carried out respiratory health tests. Meanwhile, Harry Dolan was on hand to provide face fit tests, while Engineer Ian Arnott (pictured above) demonstrated a new demolition simulator.
The remainder of that week saw the stand down being rolled out to thirty-eight sites across the Group ensuring that over 1,400 of Keltbray’s people have now had the opportunity to absorb and discuss the Stop, Make a Change messages.
Keltbray’s Group Managing Director, John Price, said: “We in construction have traditionally not been so good at recognising what a significant role well-being plays in minimising the risk of incidents, and we therefore see this campaign as a good opportunity to get a better dialogue going when it comes to addressing this, as well as the other key accident risks.
We’re pleased that 1,400 of the 60,000 people from across UK infrastructure industries who stood down to help drive better health, safety and well-being in the sector were from Keltbray. The feedback to this initiative has been excellent, and we’ve succeeded in bringing Mental Health, Fatigue, Plant Safety and Respiratory Illness into focus, with a drive to ensure we have more mental health first aiders in the business.”
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