Awareness of Stress, Depression and Bullying

Equality and diversity policies should include references to discrimination, harassment and bullying.

Awareness of these issues should also be raised during site induction, toolbox talks and posters displayed in offices, canteen or rest areas.

Training and toolbox talks are effective in helping people understand how using inappropriate and offensive language can impact others and cause distress.

To tackle these issues, many sites have introduced the following:

  • Notices were displayed to promote awareness of stress and bullying;
  • Also posters and leaflets of organisations such as CALM, who support those affected by depression and suicide were made readily available;
  • Talks were given to all operatives on stress issues, ranging from good stress to how to deal with too much stress;
  • Inappropriate language was a warning issue;
  • Considerate Construction Scheme, spotlight on language flyers were displayed around site.

Campaign Against Living Miserably is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.

To find out more about CALM, click  below.

Campaign Against Living Miserably


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Considerate Constructors Scheme 2013; Monitor Report, Mulalley and Company Ltd, November 2014; Monitor Report, Kier Construction, November 2014; Monitor Report, Skanska, London, December 2014.


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