Apparently, around 60,000 workers on site downed their tools for two hours today, in a bid to improve the standards of health, safety and wellbeing.

According to the Construction Enquirer, 1,000 sites, office and production companies also stopped working to take part in the ‘Stop. Make a Change’ campaign. This is the largest ‘stand-down’ event within the industry. And during these two hours, workers discussed and were briefed on new ways to help tackle the health and safety priorities set for the year ahead.

This was with the aim to bring about a ‘step change in attitudes’ towards issues such as tiredness, mental health, respiratory health and plant safety. Both small and large companies took part, focusing on the improvement of health and safety on site.

The chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board stated: “Stop. Make a Change signals a new heightened awareness of health and wellbeing issues among construction firms and their employees across the UK.”

So what do you think of this? Did you take part? Let us know in the comments below.


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