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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 Seminars and Workshops, click here.

 

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February 2018

1

Time to Talk Day

This campaign aims to stop people being too afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships.

4

World Cancer Day

This campaign promotes the research for curing as well as preventing the disease, upgrading the provided services to the patients, the sensitisation of the common opinion and the mobilisation of the global community against cancer.

March 2018

1

The Sides of March

This month-long campaign is organised by CALM, encouraging men to grow sideburns to raise money and awareness of male suicide prevention.

3

World Wildlife Day

This campaign aims to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna, flora and living creatures, and raise awareness of the need to protect and preserve them.

5 - 10

National Careers Week

National Careers Week encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities.

6 - 8

Ecobuild

Ecobuild has been at the centre of the building industry for 12 years, establishing itself as the leading UK exhibition and conference for the sustainable construction and energy markets.

8

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

19 - 24

Open Doors

This initiative is designed to open up UK construction sites to the public, to give them a unique opportunity, to see a ‘live’ project, meet the people who work there and come away with a positive impression of the construction industry.

22

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

22

Earth Day

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

28

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.

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.

5

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.

23

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

1

Steptember

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.

5

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.

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.

October 2018

1

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

1

Stoptober

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.

November 2018

7

National Stress Awareness Day

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