Past Events

This page lists previous events that have occurred on the calendar.

These international days, weeks and months are highlighted in the monthly sections below.

Sites should be aware of these important dates, and can get ideas and learn from previous events, when making future plans.

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Previous events


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.

June 2019

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.

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.

17 - 23

Learning Disability Week

Learning Disability Week is co-ordinated annually by MENCAP.

This event focuses on the issues affecting people with a learning disability and their families.

10 - 16

Men’s Health Week

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

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).

3 - 9

Child Safety Week

Child Safety Week is an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

 

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.

May 2019

13 - 19

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.

13 - 19

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)

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

 

6 - 12

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.

April 2019

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”.

28

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in occupational safety and health, focusing on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.

22

Earth Day

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

7

World Health Day

World Health Day is coordinated annually by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This day focuses on raising awareness of health issues with this year mainly focusing on issues surrounding Depression.

March 2019

22 - 23

The Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean is an event organised by Keep Britain Tidy which calls on #LitterHeroes across the country to help improve their local environment.

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.

18 - 23

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.

8

International Women’s Day

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

5 - 7

Futurebuild

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.

4 - 8

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

4 - 9

National Careers Week

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

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.