Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Every physical safety measure is taken to protect on-site workers, yet in the UK and Ireland, the industry loses two workers every working day, not to the physical dangers, but to suicide. This statistic could be lowered if there was more awareness of the help and support that is available.
To begin to tackle the problem and get the help insight, onsite, we hacked the hi-vis vest, an iconic symbol for physical safety and made it higher-vis. The Higher-Vis vest is the catalyst for an ongoing campaign to help put mental safety on an equal footing with physical safety in construction.