Build Scotland Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
16/08/2019

Clark Contracts Awarded For Commitment To Employee Wellbeing

Construction News Image
Clark Contracts commitment to employee health, safety and wellbeing has been recognised with a Silver Healthy Working Lives Award.

The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives presented the award following an assessment completed by Healthy Working Lives, an NHS Scotland initiative aiming to help Scottish businesses improve the health, safety, wellbeing and productivity of staff. During the visit, the assessor commended the company's engagement in supporting positive mental health and promoting physical activity and observed employees enthusiasm and appreciation for the initiatives the company has introduced through the scheme.

Having initially joined the Healthy Working Lives programme in 2015, Clark Contracts achieved the Bronze Award in 2016, having implemented initiatives including free fresh fruit in both its Paisley and Edinburgh offices, the formation of a lunchtime walking club and delivering health, safety and wellbeing information campaigns and activities.

NorthernAsbestosServicesLtd

To achieve the Silver Award, the company has made significant investment in promoting positive Mental Health, with over £11,000 being invested in to a series of training including Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Champions and half-day awareness sessions. A number of physical activities have also been offered to employees including walking groups, hill climbs and participation in events including the Great Scottish Run and Pedal for Scotland.

HWL Advisor, Margaret Comrie said: "I have had the pleasure of being the HWL Advisor for Clark Contracts since they signed up for the HWL award back in 2015. They are one of my most enthusiastic companies and the working group have organised events and campaigns on a wide range of topics in the past few years.  I have been particularly impressed by their commitment to raising awareness of mental health issues among all staff and training line managers in how to deal with this important topic."

Managing Director, Gordon Cunningham added: "It is great to have our commitment to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees recognised."

Clark Contracts are now working towards achieving the Gold Award, with initiatives including a Summer Training Group already established, with employees setting personal goals to achieve over a 12 week period and recording these through the use of Strava.

(MH/JG)

Latest Construction News

21/02/2020

Dundee City Council's planning performance has been rated at the highest level in 11 out of 13 measures in a recent Scottish Government report. The performance review, by the Scottish Government's chief planner, looked at areas including up-to-date and proportionate policy and guidance, the length
21/02/2020

The City of Edinburgh Council's Policy and Sustainability Committee are to consider a proposal for the redevelopment of the city's largest brownfield site at Granton Waterfront into a new coastal town. With a rich history and heritage, this former industrial land is set to become one of Scotland's
21/02/2020

Work has begun on the £23 million development of new nurseries across Aberdeen. Work is taking place this year on 27 sites in the city, including completely new nurseries. Co-Leaders of the Council, Jenny Laing and Douglas Lumsden, visited the one at Seaton where the construction of a new nursery b
21/02/2020

Hadden Group has announced the appointment of Tommy Devlin to the role of General Manager for Hadden Homes. Tommy has over 25 years' experience in the industry working for a number of well-established construction companies. He has worked in numerous managerial roles and has the relevant experience
21/02/2020

CCG Homes has submitted a planning application to transform the former Calderwood Primary School, Newlands, into a luxury housing development. Comprising 20 apartments, including a series of penthouses, the proposals will deliver an attractive conversion and retention of the Victorian Calderwood Lo
21/02/2020

SSE Renewables and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) are continuing their progress towards a low carbon future with an increase to its fleet of fully electric vehicles (EVs). SSE Renewables and SSEN have taken delivery of their first vans which will serve communities across the coun
20/02/2020

SSE Renewables has agreed the sale of 100% of its interest in the 18.8MW Slieve Divena II Wind Farm in Northern Ireland to Greencoat UK Wind for £51 million. Slieve Divena II was developed by SSE Renewables near Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone, and comprises eight 2.35MW Enercon E-92 wind turbines. The win
20/02/2020

Scotland offers the best buy-to-let yield in the UK at 5.8% with Glasgow offering 7.8% on average, according to recent research from Sourced Capital. England averages at 4.1%, with the best yields in the North East at 4.9%. Northern Ireland offers an average yield of 5.4%, with Wales having the wor
20/02/2020

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has announced the appointment of 11 new members to their governance board following an open recruitment process. Addressing diversity head on, six women were among the 11 new board additions, with a seventh, Margaret Watson, Sector Lead, Construction,
20/02/2020

Celebrating the diversity that makes work based learning good for individuals, employers and the economy, Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020 has been announced with the theme 'Talent Without Limits'. Coordinated by Skills Development Scotland, this years Scottish Apprenticeship Week is aimed at chal
JSJ Foam Insulation LtdClarus Site SolutionsArtisan Rooftech LimitedScot Hoist LtdMorris & Spottiswood LtdSibbald Training LtdDesign Lighting Services LtdCorr Electrical Services LTDRukeriMcKenzie Concrete Pumps Ltd
Terms and Conditions