Each year E G Carter & Co Ltd hold an annual Health and Safety Conference all production based employees attend and are given a range of short presentations to reinforce the importance of Health and Safety within the Construction Industry.
This years Health & Safety Conference is in line with World Mental Health Day. To support and help end the stigma, E G Carter & Co Ltd organised a guest speaker from the Building Safety Group to speak about importance of Mental Health within the construction industry.
One in six workers in the UK is experiencing depression, anxiety or stress. In a construction population of 2.1M representing 6% of the UK workforce that suggests 350,000 people in construction at any one time. A recent ONS (Office for National Statistics) study found that, in England, the risk of suicide among low-skilled male labourers, particularly those working in construction roles, was 3 times higher than the male national average (March, 2017).
Michael Carter, Managing Director at E G Carter & Co Ltd said “ E G Carter & Co Ltd are committed to best in class Health & Safety practice, in this regard mental health can be overlooked and we are determined to raise the profile of this all important issue as part of our health and safety culture.”
Throughout the year E G Carter & Co Ltd are supporting three charities, one of these is MIND. As a Company they are dedicated to breaking the stigma around mental health.