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SAEMA, as provider of the best training and guidance in the temporary and permanent suspended access industry, aims to share the latest news regarding site safety and other issues of importance and interest to our readers.

Stop. Make a Change 2021 (SMAC-21) is a public awareness campaign designed for members of the construction industry – especially those affected by Covid-19 – to devote time to their own wellbeing. We are pleased to share the following from the Stop Make a Change website and social media channels.

Conversation Starters

Below you can download subject-specific ‘Conversation Starter’ kits for SMAC-20These are in the process of being reviewed for use during SMAC-21 (11-22 October 2021) and updated versions will be published in due course.

The ‘Conversation Starters’ are intended as a starting point for engaging your team in SMAC-21. Please follow the instructions contained in the SMAC-21 Introductory Notes. If you would like to publicise your SMAC-21 engagement on social media, please use the hashtags #StopMakeAChange and/or #SMAC21.

In addition to the topics listed above, we have also provided guidance and signposting for:

  • Mental Health & Work Related Stress
  • Cancer

Due to the unique nature of ‘Mental Health & Work Related Stress’ and ‘Cancer’, both Mates in Mind and Cancer Research UK have produce their own bespoke guidance on how to start a conversation.  Please use the respective Tabs to access this information.

NOTE – HSE have launched their own Talking Toolkit to provide guidance on Work Related Stress and how to take the first steps to talk to those who are suffering from it.  Please use this link to take you to the Talking Toolkit document that can be used by employers.

Additional Resources

  • Companies are invited to sign the CECA Health, Safety & Wellbeing Charter– click here to download a printable version.
  • CECA is a supporter of the HSE campaign on respiratory health & dust. Click here for more information.
  • Download a SMAC-21 banner for Twitter here.