With the establishment of Keltbray Group’s KML Occupational Health business in 2014, Keltbray positioned itself at the forefront of looking after the physical health of its workforce. The company is now evolving its care for employees by working on bringing people’s physical health into balance with their mental and emotional wellbeing, with a target of training one in every ten staff members to become Mental Health First Aiders.
Keltbray has been working with Mental Health First Aid England to provide training for its people so they can be effective first respondents to an emergency, until professional help can be found.
Health & Wellbeing Manager for KML Occupational Health, Mark Newns, has now delivered the first of these courses to our new Mental Health First Aiders in Basildon in Essex, Bedfont in Middlesex and Crewe in Cheshire.
More of these two-day courses are planned in across Keltbray’s locations. “With the need identified,” said Mark, “and now that we’re able to deliver the training internally, we have a target of training one in every ten staff members, to help create a mentally healthy workplace. We now have 19 qualified Mental Health First Aiders, with more to come.”
At a recent stand down day held in central Scotland, Mark also delivered the Mates in Mind ‘Start the Conversation’ training to 140 members of the Keltbray Distribution & Transmission team.
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Keltbray Group is the UK’s leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, piling, decommissioning, remediation, rail, reinforced concrete structures and environmental services. The company dates back to 1976, employs more than 1500 people, and is a key player in developing and maintaining Britain’s built environment. Keltbray provides services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects, and its well qualified people take pride in delivering projects safely and efficiently, on time and to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has contributed to a range of high profile construction projects including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court, Battersea Power Station and HS2.