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

Scaffolder, Mental Health

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...

GKR launches support initiative for Mental Health & Wellbeing

GKR Scaffolding Mental Health

GKR Scaffolding has today announced an enhanced support and awareness programme for mental health, accessible to its entire staff via its Betterfuture - Better Mental Health initiative. It has been widely reported that the construction industry has a problem with mental health. In response, GKR has spent the last year raising awareness of mental health amongst staff. To mark World Mental...

Head for Heights Looking to Solve Scaffolding’s Mental Health Problem

Mental Health

In a bid to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health in the scaffolding industry, the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced the unveiling of the Head for Heights campaign, which it hopes will assist sufferers of mental health issues in having more confidence to discuss their problems. With mental illness such as depression and anxiety becoming more...


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