‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ awareness campaign set to go on tour
Help Inside the Hard Hat, the latest awareness campaign from the Lighthouse Construction Charity, goes on tour from 7-11 February, to raise awareness of the charitable support services available to the construction industry, allied trades and their families.
The tour aims to deliver the message that, “No construction worker or their family should be alone in a crisis” directly to frontline workers along with crucial information about the services the charity provides.
The five day tour will visit various locations across the Midlands from 7 – 11 February.
Bill Hill, CEO of Lighthouse Construction Charity says: “There is a marked increase in suicides within the trades, machine operators and our unskilled labour force. Over 50% of this workforce are either self employed, agency workers or on zero hour contracts and are often part of the sub contracted labour force on our construction sites. This suggests that communication about the support services we have available are simply not getting through to these workers and they are the ones that need us the most.”
In the UK, two construction workers take their own lives every working day and stress, anxiety and depression account for a fifth of all work-related illnesses. The charity’s ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ campaign has already helped to raise vital awareness of poor mental health within the industry. Over 35,000 posters have been downloaded and sites across the country have shared the campaign message on site hoardings. The campaign has also seen the Help Inside the Hard Hat message on vehicles, mobile working platforms and cranes.
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