ACS are delighted to be the first construction company in the UK to support Ace Aware Nation. We care about our young people and we are putting their wellbeing at the heart of our apprenticeship scheme by striving to provide a culture of compassionate leadership and putting our people at the heart of our business.
We look forward to continuing our work with ACE Aware Nation and TIGERS, through support / workshops helping to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and promoting emotional Health and Safety.
According to Health and Safety Executive figures, 18% of reported work-related illnesses in the UK construction industry are the result of mental health problems, such as stress, depression or anxiety – accounting for 400k working days lost each year. Furthermore, industry data reports that 55 per cent of construction workers had experienced mental health issues whilst 42 per cent are living with these issues at their current workplace. Construction deaths from suicide are also believed to be potentially ten times higher than that of fatal accidents at work. – “Scottish Construction Now” Sept 2017