We all read or listen to the news regarding head injuries. Football players heading the ball, terrible injuries sustained by NFL players, boxing head injuries leading to long term issues? These are predominately in sports but we hardly ever think that could be me but that could not be further from the truth.
A head injury can be a killer with the effects either showing immediately or some 48 to 72 hours later. The damage can cause short- or long-term issues and in some people change their personalities completely.
We are proud to be at the start of an exciting journey with Headway, the UK brain injury charity. Headway provides a range of services to support individuals, families and carers of those affected by brain injury and to raise awareness of its causes.
The partnership centres around two shared goals. To raise funds to help Headway continue to develop its vital network of support for brain injury survivors. And to reduce the incidence of brain injury through greater awareness and understanding within construction and industrial sectors.
Driven by its commitment to making safe safer, Centurion hopes the partnership will set a precedent for broader industry collaboration to understand and reduce instances of brain injury at work.
Centurion CEO Jeff Ward, comments, “We are proud to partner with an organisation that shares our goals of reducing brain injury in the workplace. Headway is a respected, forward-thinking charity making a real difference to the lives of those affected by brain injury. Working together we hope to drive the understanding and behaviours that will keep today’s generation of workers safer than ever.”
The partnership kick-starts a year of activity to promote head safety as Centurion celebrates its 140-year anniversary. The main focus will be Hard Hat Awareness Week which will run from 8th – 14th June 2020 and will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment.
For more information, visit https://centurionsafety.eu/hard-hat-awareness/