We work in an industry where one in six people experience depression or anxiety; and construction has the highest risk of respiratory illness. Ferrovial Agroman UK & Ireland recognises its responsibility in tackling these and similar issues. On 18 April organisations from across the UK infrastructure sector took part in the national Stop. Make a Change campaign to boost health, safety and wellbeing in the sector. On the day, Ferrovial Agroman UK & Ireland reinforced its commitment to addressing these issues by providing a number of initiatives including: joining the national site stand-down on all projects and in all offices to raise awareness about mental health, fatigue, plant safety and respiratory health and to promote best practice.
"It is always incredibly motivating and heartening to see so much enthusiastic participation in these matters and we pledge to continue to work hard along with our clients and supply chain to eradicate the most pressing issues that we face in the industry" - Robert Hackett, HSQE Director, Ferrovial Agroman UK & Ireland.More than 1,000 sites, office and production facilities across the country took part in the Stop. Make a Change cross-industry stand-down to tackle some of the key health,safety and wellbeing challenges faced by the sector. It is thought that this is the largest stand-down event ever undertaken in UK construction. Since it was launched in November 2016 more than 50 organisations – from the sector's largest customers and contractors to small and specialist SMEs - have signed up to support the initiative. To read more about health, safety and well being at the company, visit our page about Health and Safety at work