Safer Highways Mental Health Summit Launches First Industry Benchmarking Survey
Speaking after the event Safer Highways Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Robinson, said,
“I am extremely proud to be a part in becoming the first sector to take the amazing work of the Thriving at Work” report and effectively use its recommendations as a way of helping our industry to develop ways of improving the mental state of those we put to work. “Collectively we estimate that the Highways Sector, through principal and tertiary contractors employ almost a quarter of a million people, most of whom are men.
“We know that statistically, 1 in 4 men, will suffer some form of mental illness in their lives, most probably during their working lives too. By enabling employers to understand what they are not only doing but most importantly doing right, we will, in time build a culture of top-down change.
“Our survey is just the first part of this process, but the phenomenal support we have seen today shows me that we have a collective desire to do more. We can do this through this programme, starting with the survey. All we ask is that companies fill it out in an open and honest way, don’t be afraid to answer no to a question, it is not a failing but instead offers you an opportunity to see an area you can be better.
“Only by doing this can we make our industry a better place to work.”
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