Family Day

Introduction

The Bermondsey Dive Under (BDU) project held an open Family Day in August 2015. The team brought their families along to their workplace to see what’s going on behind the scenes.

What we did

The aim of family day is to give all of the team members an opportunity to invite their family to come along to the workplace and see what they do on a daily basis.

It allowed a total of 56 family members to experience first hand what a construction project looks like, as well as putting faces to names for all of the people that the family members work with and the type of work being undertaken.

On arrival they were greeted with brunch, a fun presentation and quiz outlining the job and safety on the railways. They were also given an opportunity to take the mini bus to site and sit in the mission room to allow them to see the work first-hand and understand the hard work their family member is doing.

Other activities that were undertaken on the day include safety poster competitions, face painting, quizzes, giant Lego etc.

Benefits

Very positive feedback was given from all members of the workforce on site, with one operative commenting:

“The day was really great and I felt so proud to show my family what I do on a daily basis and for them to be familiar with where I come to work. My girls had a great time playing with all of the other kids and all of the activities that were organised for them.”

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