Packed programme puts health and safety at work high on agenda at UKCW London

Packed programme puts health and safety at work high on agenda at UKCW London

Ahead of World Day for Safety and Health at Work (28th April), UK Construction Week (UKCW) London has reaffirmed its commitment to steering important conversations around health, safety and wellbeing at work in the construction industry, with a comprehensive programme of events throughout the three-day show.

UKCW London returns to London’s ExCeL from 2nd to 4th May 2023, with a myriad of workshops and talks from relevant, high-profile speakers, alongside a world-class education programme which features debates and discussion around themes such as building safety and regulation; mental health and wellbeing; quality control and more.

UKCW London also recently announced that it has teamed up with Construction Sport, London’s Royal Docks and waste management and recycling service provider Powerday, on a sustainability ‘boating regatta challenge’ on the opening morning of the show.

The challenge, which will see exhibitors build a boat from construction waste materials and race across Royal Victoria Dock, aims to shine a spotlight on how team sports can help improve the mental health of those working in the industry.

The UK’s largest event for the built environment also features a dedicated Culture Change Hub that will deliver daily programmes on topics that focus on improving inclusivity within the built environment, mental health and wellbeing, neurodiversity and its impact on the workforce and professional development. 

UKCW London will host more than 300 exhibitors in the industry showcasing their latest innovations and over 10,000 products and services including stands selling PPE, promoting health and safety and fire prevention for workers on site.

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, said: “UKCW plays a pivotal role in uniting the industry, encouraging important conversations, debates and learning opportunities that raise awareness around topics with a strong emphasis on how the industry can move forward and tackle its biggest issues including fire safety, quality, health and wellbeing and improving diversity and inclusion at work. This year, we’re continuing our theme of Culture Change, an important message that plays an integral part of this discussion.”

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) almost three million workers die each year from occupational accidents and work related diseases and World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign that promotes safe, healthy and decent work. 

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