Important Dates and Events

International days, weeks and months are highlighted on the calendar and monthly sections below.

Sites should be aware of these important dates and events, and involve the workforce and/or community wherever possible.

Click on a link to find out more information about an event. You can also get ideas about how your site or company could get involved in important dates and events to interact with the community, raise awareness or make charitable donations.

For a full list of Scheme specific events, including Workshops and Advanced Workshops, click here.


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March 2018


World Water Day

This day can help to raise awareness of water usage and make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues.

April 2018

16 - 27

Stop. Make a Change

Stop. Make a Change is a joint national initiative targeting improvements in health, safety and wellbeing for the sector by taking time to discuss some of the challenges we face as a sector and how they can be overcome.


Earth Day

Earth Day aims to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and is coordinated annually by The Earth Day Network.


Workers Memorial Day

The Workers Memorial Day is intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.

May 2018

14 - 20

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)

Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues.


14 - 20

Learning at Work Week

This event run by The Campaign for Learning invites workplaces across the country to mark the importance of learning and development.

14 - 20

Deaf Awareness Week

This campaign aims to highlight the positive outcomes of being deaf aware and how involvement, not only throughout Deaf Awareness Week, but on a daily basis, can continue to improve the understanding of all types of deafness, together with the communications methods that can be used.

June 2018

1 - 7

Volunteers’ Week

This week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Many use this week to support members of their workforce to volunteer in the local community.


World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action coordinated by the United Nations (UN).

Connecting People to Nature’ is the theme for World Environment Day 2017 aiming to get us outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.


International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day is held annually to promote careers in engineering for girls and celebrate the achievements of female engineers.

September 2018



Steptember is focused on encouraging everyone to live a healthy lifestyle and walk, cycle or swim to raise money for disabled people and their families.


International Day of Charity

On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites everyone to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

10 - 16

Know your Numbers! Blood Pressure Week

Know your Numbers! Blood Pressure Week is coordinated annually by Blood Pressure UK.

This week is designed to encourage adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

15 - 16

Revolve 24 endurance cycling event

Revolve24 is a cycling endurance event held at Brands Hatch Motor Circuit on a car-free weekend, which this year is the 15-16 September 2018.

It is safe cycling on closed roads and is an excellent opportunity for the cycling and construction community to come together.


World Heart Day

World Heart Day is coordinated annually by the World Heart Foundation.

This day focuses on creating healthy heart environments. By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.

October 2018


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This campaign focuses on highlighting the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research.



This campaign takes place every October.

A stop smoking 28 day challenge, which if you participate, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.

9 - 11

UK Construction Week

UK Construction Week brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across every facet of design, build and product innovation and is dedicated to knowledge sharing, championing good practice and problem solving.


World Mental Health Day

The annual event promotes mental health education, awareness and advocacy. This year’s event will be focusing on mental health in the workplace.

November 2018


National Stress Awareness Day

This campaign supports the action of reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing and performance at work.