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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June 2019

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).

10 - 16

Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week 2019 focuses on the impact of inequality and deprivation on men’s health.

20

Clean Air Day

Clean Air Day encourages us all to think about air pollution and how we can improve air quality.

The campaign asks people to reduce the amount of air pollution they create, talk to others about how to improve air quality, and avoid harmful air pollution.

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.

August 2019

8

Cycle to Work Day

This is a national event aiming to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day to promote active travel and healthy living.

September 2019

1 - 30

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.

10

World Suicide Prevention Day

This campaign aims to raise understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.

14 - 15

Revolve 24 endurance cycling event

Revolve24 is a cycling endurance event held at Brands Hatch Motor Circuit on a car-free weekend.

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

29

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 2019

1 - 31

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

1 - 31

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.

7 - 13

Grown in Britain Week

Grown in Britain Week is a national celebration of our woods and the societal values and products that they contribute.

8 - 10

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.

10

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 2019

1 - 30

Movember

Movember is the No.1 leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health.

18 - 24

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.

 

19

International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is an annual global event, which celebrates positive male role models and the impact they have on society.