GKR Scaffolding launch Psychological Safety Programme to address industry’s blame culture

At an industry event this month marking the company’s 25 years in business, GKR Scaffolding made a call to some of construction’s largest contractors to join their movement to change the blame culture that is stifling progress in our industry.  Citing research from Harvard Professor, Amy Edmondson and also Google’s Project Aristotle which investigated...

Trade body offers free advice and guidance on Mental Health

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The NASC marked World Mental Health Day (10 October 2019) by reminding the scaffolding industry of its free guidance and advice on Mental Health. Reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and raising awareness of the various support services available have been key objectives of the NASC’s Head for Heights campaign, launched last year, the trade body said on its website. The...

Godiva Access calls for scaffolding industry to tackle the stigma of Mental Health

Godiva calls for scaffolding industry to tackle the stigma of Mental Health

The access and scaffolding industry is being called upon to improve awareness and understanding of mental health by Coventry-based Godiva Access and Scaffolding, as part of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October 2019. One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point and anxiety and depression are the most common mental...

Red Hot Charity Calendar Set For Launch Day

Crossway Scaffolding Calendar

A highly anticipated hot new 2020 Crossway Scaffolding Charity Calendar is finally available to be purchased by the public. Released to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10th October, this latest creative offering has been carefully constructed to both bring delight and raise much-needed funds for Andy's Man Club. “A spokesperson told ScaffMag: “This calendar was the brilliant...

Construction Industry Charity Publishes Annual Impact Report

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The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Club has just published its third annual impact report. The report communicates to the industry, supporters and stakeholders, the impact that the charity is making and how it is helping to make a difference to the lives of our construction workforce and their families.   The total spent on...

Scaffolding Association Partners With Mental Health Charity Mates in Mind

Scaffolding trade body the Scaffolding Association (SA) has joined the mental health charity Mates in Mind to drive awareness across the scaffolding and access industry The SA has announced it's become a supporter of Mates in Mind, where they will be joining a growing community of more than 270 other organisations across the...

Welsh firm reaches new heights with mental health pledge

ASW Scaffolding

Absolute Scaffolding Wales (ASW), a Neath-based business, last week pledged its commitment to Time to Change Wales, a social movement that aims to improve attitudes and change behaviour towards mental health in society in Wales. Some 30 guests including Wales & Ospreys player Paul James and representatives from Hafal and Mind Cymru, the two mental health charities behind the campaign, attended the...

TRAD make donation to Lighthouse Charity following win at Altrad President’s Safety Awards

TRAD UK proudly received the Best Team Contribution Award at the inaugural Altrad President’s Awards for Safety Ceremony in Montpellier at the end of 2018. The Safety Award was in recognition of TRAD’s significant contribution towards improving safety within their own business and the wider construction industry. As winner’s of the prestigious award, TRAD have received £1,000 to donate to a charity of...

Construction Industry Helpline provides £1.254 million of charitable support to the industry.

Lighthouse Construction Charity Helpline

In construction, many workers and their families can find themselves in a desperate situation and are unsure of who to turn to for help and advise. This is where the inspirational charity The Lighthouse construction charity can help. The charity provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who are suffering from the effects of long term...

Young scaffolder who struggled with depression found hanged by mum

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The heartbreaking news of a young scaffolder who committed suicide has been released. An inquest at Bradford coroner court heard how Louie Sam Bates (19) from Halifax was found by his mother suspended from a ligature in their family home. Bates had been suffering from depression for two years but tragically had not pursued any help for his condition, the...