Long-Term Health Protection
The second Breathe Freely Breakfast Event of the year was held at the historic Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol. It was another hugely successful event that we were proud to sponsor, attended by professionals from a range of industries who are responsible for the health and safety of their workers.
Coming together at these events shows us how many like-minded people there are in the construction industry. Those who, like us, want to ensure the health of site workers is protected – now, and long into the future. It's up to each one of us to help make that industry-wide change, to raise awareness, and to inform others on what measures they can take to minimise any damage that site work can have on health.
Tim Dupont, RVT's Director of Marketing, was once again pleased to attend. He commented:
"United in a sole purpose, this Breathe Freely breakfast event provided an excellent forum for everyone to share what has worked well for them. Sharing knowledge in this way helps others follow suit, or provide alternative, perhaps more successful ways that the health of site workers can be protected. What's been fantastic to see, is the bar being raised each and every time we discuss and collectively brainstorm challenges that are faced.
The challenge with health protection, is that unlike accidents where you immediately see the effect of something that has gone wrong, exposure to health hazards can take years for the effects to be known."
Progress is being made for people to understand the unseen risks lurking on construction sites. This progress was reinforced by presentations from HSE, BOHS, Skanska, ISG and RVT who all provided insightful knowledge on how sites can become even safer for our next generation of young people.
And one key message to spread for anyone needing support on site health protection: the BOHS Breathe Freely programme has a range of resources to help your site come up to par.
Interested in learning more? Come along to the next free breakfast event in Edinburgh on the 27th October. It's completely free!
Click here for more details and to book your place.