It is Never too Late to Make a Change

14th Mar

April 18, 2017 marks a shift in how the infrastructure will do business. On this day, work will stop and discussions in four key areas -- site safety, mental health, respiratory illness and fatigue will take place. Some of the biggest names in the industry has rallied their support for this important time in UK history.

It has been reported that Chief executive of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) made several statements regarding how fantastic it was to see such amazing support and what it meant for the cause. He states that when the idea was conceived they knew that for Stop. Make a Change to have an outstanding impact it would need the backing of the well known names in the industry. So, gaining top knotch support appears to have been the goal from the beginning. These big names would be setting the example for companies to come.


Why is this Day so Important?

This day is so important because for the first time in UK history, nationwide suppliers and contractors are working together to promote positive health and wellbeing, boost plant safety, tackle lung disease and to stamp out fatigue.

Every organization that pledge their commitment will have the breathing room to determine what that level of commitment will look like for their respective businesses. Some of the giants rallying their support includes, Raymond Brown, Cheetham Hill, Construction, Morrison Construction, Galliford Try, Clancy Docwra, Farrans, Ferrovial Agroman and M.B. Roche & Sons. In addition, Stop. Make a Change is expected to share the best practices of these organization later in the year.

Stop. Make a Change is the brainchild of CECA. It was first launched in November 2016 during CECA's 20th anniversary conference. Since that time, a host of major companies have joined the movement. By agreeing not to work on this day, these companies are demonstrating how important health and wellbeing is in the infrastructure sector.

It's never too late to make a change. For more information please visit the website at www.stopmakeachange.co.uk. Be sure to grab a copy of the guide to running a stand-down for your organization.

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