Construction is the UK’s deadliest industry, losing on average two workers daily. Not to the dangers of the job but to suicide. While every measure is taken to prevent physical harm, there’s no equivalent to safeguarding the workers from the dangers of stress.
Ford created the Higher Vis Vest, a new safety vest designed to increase the visibility of mental health and recognize the emotional vulnerabilities of workers. Then, they partnered with the Lighthouse Club, a national charity dedicated to the mental well-being of workers, to introduce the vest and the Make It Visible program to sites across the UK.
- "Make It Visible" is changing how the industry safeguards workers and is now the national well-being program adopted by 800+ trade organizations
- Since launch, there have been 26+ active rescues recorded