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Building sustainable healthcare facilities

Taking into account budget constraints, net zero commitments and the wellbeing of occupants, construction professionals must consider developing more sustainable healthcare facilities. Steve Richmond of REHAU Building Solutions discusses how healthy design principles are key.
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Kier reveals Responsible Business leadership team

Kier has today revealed its newly created Responsible Business leadership team, led by Kier’s chief people officer Helen Redfern, which will drive forward sustainability ambitions and health, safety, and wellbeing agenda across the Group.
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Re-flow co-founder & MD completes 400-mile charity run for PAPYRUS

Re-flow co-founder & managing director, Michael Saunders, has completed his 400-mile run to raise money for the prevention charity, PAPYRUS.
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Tech boss runs 400 miles for construction suicide awareness

Michael Saunders, the co-founder and managing director of award-winning software company, Re-flow, prepares to undertake an ambitious fundraising effort for the suicide prevention charity, PAPYRUS, and to raise awareness for construction suicide.
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Building with sustainability and occupant wellbeing in mind

How do we build better buildings with sustainability and occupant wellbeing in mind while saving on costs and resources?
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The importance of coaching to avoid construction burnout

Parm Bhangal, managing director, Bhangals Construction Consultants, believes that an experienced business coach can help alleviate the burden of burnout in the construction industry.
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Breaking burnout in the construction sector

Samuel Hunt co-founder of MaterialsMarket.com, urges construction leaders to look out for common causes of burnout and address it at the earliest opportunity.
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Construction industry must create psychologically safe workplaces

Dr Lynne Green, chief clinical officer at Kooth, looks at the issues and causes of construction burnout and how employees, employers and colleagues can spot the signs.
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Is technology the solution to burnout in the construction industry?

Stephen McMenzie, account manager at Ed Controls UK, discusses burnout in the construction industry and how technology can alleviate some of those stresses.
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Building for the post-pandemic workplace

A study of Arup’s 80 Charlotte Street by Rahul Patel, director, of building engineering, Arup.
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2022 Wellbeing Programme launched by housebuilder Hayfield

Hayfield has launched its 2022 Wellbeing Programme, designed to retain and recruit the very best personnel in the industry.
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Addressing construction burnout with family values at Seddon

Nicola Hodkinson, owner and director at Seddon, shares her views on the concept of ‘construction burnout’, why it’s important to understand and address it and how family values play a part in supporting mental wellbeing at Seddon.
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What can contractors do to improve acoustic standards in construction?

The impact of poor acoustics in buildings has been well documented – and many of us understand just how distressing excessive levels of noise can be, be it in a home or office environment. The truth of the matter is that it can even lead to adverse health effects, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, says Ben Hancock of Oscar Acoustics.
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New app launched to tackle mental ill health in construction

A pioneering new app, called Ownminder, has been launched to help the construction industry address its stark mental illness situation.
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Modular offices for improved health and wellbeing

A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the pace of change in workplaces over the next decade would be ‘astounding’, as office buildings that fail to comply with health and wellbeing regulations will become redundant.
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HSE launches campaign to promote mental wellbeing in construction

HSE has warned work-related stress and poor mental health are becoming a health and safety crisis in workplaces, as two in five employees report worsened mental health in the wake of Covid-19.
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One in 10 construction workers suffer poor mental health

One in 10 construction workers admit to having poor mental health and 62% confess to feeling stressed, according to a new report by Constructing Excellence South West (CESW).
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Suicide prevention video to help construction workers

Almost 500 construction workers take their own lives every year in the UK and Ireland. An emotive video has been released to provide guidance for anybody affected, ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.
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Amey and FormScore team up to improve employee wellbeing

Amey Consulting has launched an employee wellbeing app, in partnership with FormScore – employees can track their moods and be open about how they are feeling.
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LHC wins workplace wellbeing award

Public sector procurement specialist LHC has been awarded the Workplace Wellbeing Charter for its commitment to employees.
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A new approach to support mental health in construction

A consistent approach to supporting construction workers’ mental health is the goal of a new initiative led by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and CITB.
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Mace appoints former Balfour director to lead safety for construction

Mace has appointed Kari Sprostranova to spearhead the health, safety and wellbeing strategy for its construction business.
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Mental health support may not be reaching construction workers who need...

Mental health initiatives may not be reaching the right people in the construction industry, leading to an increased risk of suicide, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have warned.
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Union urges construction industry to tackle long working days

Unite, the construction union, has called on the industry to combat the culture of long working days and move away from weekend working.

Flexible working improves construction workers wellbeing

Timewise, the flexible working consultants today (23 June) publish the results of their Timewise Construction Pioneers programme – an 18-month project that has redesigned shift patterns in onsite roles to enable flexible working and enhance employee wellbeing.
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Wates embraces company-wide flexible working

Wates has announced the adoption of company-wide flexible working, as it aims to improve staff wellbeing and productivity.

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