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Occupational Health survey: have your say

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Occupational Health survey: have your say

Employers across the building services industry are being encouraged to have their say on occupational health issues across the sector.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Constructing Better Health have joined forces to launch a sector-wide survey looking into the physical and mental health of contractors and operatives working in the building services sector.

The trade bodies acknowledged that there are areas where the industry does not the most of resources at hand, and hope that their research will help move the sector towards better mental and physical health for its workers, as well as provide practical advice and support to contractors.

Paul Reeve, Director of Business Services at the ECA commented:

 “There are numerous examples of effective occupational health provision in our sector and, managed properly, it delivers business benefits and the career health of tens of thousands of engineering employees.


“But while there have been major sector-wide improvements in workplace safety, many contractors still struggle with occupational health.


“Our survey – which is aimed primarily at employers – aims to find out much more about the current situation, to give us an informed baseline for helping contractors to engage with both physical, and mental, health issues.”


Tim Rook, Director of Technical at BESA, added:

 “The contracting and construction environment is one of the most demanding sectors to work in, and the health of those working in our sector should be considered vital to success.

“By using the results of this survey we will be able to target and promote best practice, to help both on-site operatives and managers.


“I would encourage everyone to take part as fully and honestly as they can to make this initiative really valuable to the sector, the wider industry, and their own businesses”.

Do you have 10 minutes to spare and want to contribute to the future of occupational health in the sector?  You have until 5pm Wednesday 13 April to complete the confidential online survey.

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