Today marks another landmark occasion on the journey Safer Highways has travelled with the launch of its third annual ‘Thriving at Work’ Survey into the standards of provision around workplace mental health.
Last year we sampled the 250 of the biggest organisations who work, not only on the strategic road network, but also who serve to maintain our local roads to establish where we, as a sector, sit against the government’s Thriving at Work report - published in 2017.
This year we have widened our ambitions.
As time moves on and standards improve we also recognise the need to take the survey further and indeed to benchmark ourselves against other sectors.
That is why this year’s survey will do exactly that.
Kindly Sponsored by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure we have now been able to develop a new tool we are now able to not only vertically cross-slice the highways sector but also horizontally make a base line comparison between ourselves and other sectors which include Aviation, Rail, Maritime, Utilities, Construction, Fleet and Logistics and indeed extend our reach into the pharmaceutical and secondary education sectors with the ambitious goal being to effectively be able to benchmark the entire UK plc over the coming years, all from our tiny acorns in just one sector.
We realise that this will not be easy and indeed are grateful for the support we have already received from the above sectors.
One of the key things we, as a collective, wanted to achieve from this years survey was an instant improvement plan for all organisations taking part.
This has been developed in collaboration with our partners at Mind and, we hope, will provide an opportunity for organisations to begin the process of effecting real change around mental health instantaneously and not months down the line.
What this effectively means is that within seconds of completing the survey and adding your contact details you will be emailed a comprehensive report which can be presented right unto board level as to how you, as an organisation can effect real organisational change.
However, this payoff comes with a price to you - our contractors, partners and clients.
We ask that you are please as candid as you can possibly be so that we can produce a true, reflective picture around mental health across the whole of the infrastructure sector and not just in the “Highways Bubble.”
We hope, in some way, that this will contribute to a continuous improvement in not only awareness but also organisations approach to workplace mental health.
Please, we ask passionately, can you complete the survey and indeed join us for the launch of the results which will be presented on 2nd December.
Together we can make a difference, increase education and support our people.
Please Click on the Link here and complete the survey