Mental health has always been a prominent issue within the construction industry. Pressures on our workforce including, tight deadlines and long hours contribute to this, and the current pandemic has only exacerbated things.
Between 2011 and 2015, 13.2% of all suicides in the UK were in the construction industry, despite the industry only accounting for 7% of the UK’s total workforce. This highlights the scale of the issue we face and now more than ever we need to take better care of our workforce and support them as much as we can.
As an organisation that is hugely invested in the industry, we want to make a difference, which is why we’ve teamed up with Moodbeam to bring their technology into the construction industry and help drive a real change.
What is Moodbeam?
Moodbeam is a wearable device that allows its user to instantly log how they feel through a simple button press.
The sole purpose of this wristband is for the management team to see how their workers are feeling in a way that requires them to just push a button. So, if a worker felt down, they could log it without having to tell someone.
All data captured is confidential and other colleagues will not be able to access it.
How does it work?
What are we doing?
We will be distributing 500 Moodbeam wristbands across the industry to gain feedback on the product and how it can be used in order to improve our industry.
The wristband will feed into a dashboard where the organisations taking part can review trends in staff responses in order to determine whether there are underlying issues at the workplace or if a particular member of staff is experiencing difficulties.
These will be given to both workers on site and also those working in an office environment.
There will also be short surveys throughout this study at different stages so that we can understand if this technology works within the construction industry and see where it can be improved.
How to Get Involved
To get involved in the study or for more informaiton please email Charley Wainwright to arrange a call or a virtual meeting.