Saturday December 14, 2019

Building up wellbeing in the construction sector

While health and safety has long been a crucial area for the construction industry, a new focus on mental and emotional wellbeing of workers is gaining traction, writes Quinton O’Reilly

17th November, 2019
From left: Will McLellan, senior sales executive, 3M; Mark Fagan, business director Ireland and Northern Ireland, Topcon; Paul O’Brien, design dervices manager, Gas Networks Ireland (GNI); Sarah Murphy, managing director, Business Post Events and iQuest; Owen Wilson, networks safety manager, Gas Networks Ireland and Brian Molloy, inspector, HSA

At one point during his keynote, Brian Kraus, the global service lead for safety services in Environmental Resources Management (ERM), mentioned a question which highlighted how effective change comes about.

Referencing a recent survey, one of the questions it asked participants was what they thought was the most effective way to drive safety improvements on the front line.

Kraus said it was an open-ended question, but once the answers were brought together and analysed, the...

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