The #MakeItVisible campaign aims to raise awareness of the wellbeing and welfare support that is available for the construction workforce
Launched in February 2022, the initiative aims to raise awareness of the wellbeing and welfare support available to people in the construction industry.
The #MakeItVisible on-site team has visited almost 500 sites and engaged with almost 30,000 workers at construction companies, builders’ merchants and hire centres across the UK and Ireland.
The team delivers a Toolbox Talk and workers have the opportunity to engage with them on a one-to-one basis.
Speedy Hire is donating a new vehicle to boost resources for the campaign. The company is also helping to ‘make it visible’ by using a number of its vehicles to raise awareness of the initiative around the country.
Aaron Powell, fleet director at Speedy Hire, said: “Speedy Hire has been a long-standing partner with the Lighthouse Charity for over 10 years and I am incredibly happy that we have been able to provide a dedicated vehicle to boost the support that the on-site tours offer.
“We’ll also be raising awareness further by adorning some of our fleet vans with the eye-catching graphics of the ‘Make It Visible’ campaign.
“The Lighthouse Charity plays a vital role in providing financial and emotional help to those in our industry facing difficult times. Our fleet’s transformation into moving billboards for this noble cause is a result of our dedication to social responsibility. It’s not just about business; it’s about the impact we can have as a business to save and value lives.”
Sarah Bolton, COO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, added: “We know that by simply having a conversation, our on-site team has made a life changing and lifesaving impact.
"We have spoken with 260 workers who were on the brink of taking their own lives, and by talking to our team, they have been given immediate support and we have been able to put in place interventions to help them manage their issues in a positive way.”
For additional support or advice, contact the Samaritans by calling 116 123. Alternatively, you can also access support via the industry charity Lighthouse Club. You can call the support line on 0345 605 1956 or text HARDHAT to 85258.