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Topics announced for the Wellbeing in Construction Summit

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Wellbeing in Construction Summit is set to tackle the big issues in personal and mental health and physical wellbeing in the construction industry over a packed day of talks in London.


Taking place on Thursday 8 November, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Stansted, health and safety professionals, business leaders, HR and communication professionals will hear from some top speakers at the leading edge of the sector.

Stephen Haynes, programme head at charity Mates in Mind, also chair of the event, will prepare the ground by looking at what we mean by mental health, whether it is on the rise in the UK and how the construction industry can best address it.

Programme highlights also include a talk from Michelle and David Bailey, founders of People Essentials, who will show how wellbeing doesn’t have to cost the earth. They will be sharing examples of effective low-cost actions targeting site and office based staff, as well as how to identify the typical ‘high risk’ areas for wellbeing in construction companies.

Uncovering the issue of burnout, Anna Pinkerton, burnout prevention specialist, at Kindness Incorporated will present on what burnout can teach us about humanity as well as how to prevent it.

Mike Petter, director of non-profit making organisation, Considerate Contractors Scheme, will help delegates to form a picture of what wellbeing looks like for the construction industry by sharing real life best practice examples and case studies in workforce wellbeing.

Other talks include from Ian Strudley; occupational health and hygiene specialist, Balfour Beatty, asking what we mean by health versus wellbeing, Craig Small; senior construction manager, Kier Infrastructure, Dr Judith Grant; director of health and wellbeing, Mace Group and Maria Coulter; managing director, Construction Coach who will talk about wellbeing and the SME challenge.

The conference takes place Thursday at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Stansted, Essex, from 09:00 to 16:45.

For more information and to book your place, visit the website here 

Safey Management is media partner of the Wellbeing in Construction Summit. Readers get a discount on tickets: just quote ‘Britsafe’ when booking your place.

 

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