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October 9, 2018

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Construction group holds UK health and safety day

The Bouygues Construction Group is hold a health and safety day today (9 October) for all its British employees.

The group, which includes construction company Bouygues UK, property development company Linkcity, energy and services provider Bouygues Energies & Services, engineering and infrastructure specialist Bouygues Travaux Publics and post-tensioning and cable-stay systems leader VSL is hosting to demonstrate its longstanding commitment to the health and safety.

Every member of staff will be invited to attend multi-media sessions, which are being held at more than 100 of the companies’ sites and offices.

The sessions will be presented by the companies’ UK senior management and will cover mental health, health and wellbeing, and leadership and behaviours.

The UK health and safety day follows on from the launch of Bouygues Construction’s global Health and Safety Day in June 2017, which took place across the company’s entire global construction network.

Around 100,000 people in 80 countries took part in the event.

“The health and safety of everyone engaged in a Bouygues Construction workplace is of paramount importance,” said the Chairman of Bouygues UK and UK Country Manager for Bouygues Construction in the UK, Fabienne Viala.

“This event provides an opportunity for each of us to revisit our individual commitment to health and safety, as well as to reflect on the behaviours of others around us.

“Health and safety plays a key role in every aspect of life; at work and at home; it’s a mind-set and focussing on and improving upon our health and safety culture is everyone’s responsibility,” added Ms Viala.

“Making sure that everyone, whoever they are, goes home safely to their loved ones is our collective duty.”

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