Suicide unseen

Although it is now widely known within industry that the suicide rate among construction workers is roughly three times the national average, it seems that fact is less well known outside.

In a new podcast by former soldier and TV personality Ant Middleton, Construction Sport funder Steve Kerslake discusses this; the causes and the possible solutions to the massive mental health crisis that continues to grip the sector.

During the course of the discussion, Kerslake makes a valid and really memorable point: “The industry expects us to check the condition of machines before each working day. But no-one is checking the condition of the man or woman working inside it.”

You can listen to the full episode below: