As we reach the end of National Safe Digging Week, we wanted to acknowledge an organisation that’s proving central to keeping the country safe when it comes to high-risk construction projects – LinesearchbeforeUdig.
Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd has extended its support of Overgate Hospice, an independent charity based in Elland, which strives to help those living with a life-limiting illness.
High voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers has added 39 years of power system design expertise to its portfolio with a quartet of specialist appointments at its Sheffield office – doubling the headcount from four to eight.
Last month, our SHEQ manager, Darrell Johnson, spoke to Electrical Engineering magazine, to explain why, when it comes to building a cohesive and resilient workforce, it’s vital that firms go beyond physical health and encompass psychological fitness too. In case you missed it, you can catch up here.
The Smith Brothers HQ in Yorkshire has reopened its doors today and, as we begin to open our sites and offices once more, we understand there will inevitably be lots of questions around how life with Smith Brothers Contracting might look in the short and long term.
According to the Office of National Statistics (2017), suicide rates among construction workers is 3.7 times the national average. And, as an official supporter of Mates in Mind, we’re already working hard to provide the Smith Brothers family with the support, skills, clarity and confidence to raise awareness, improve understanding and address the stigma that surrounds mental health.
Smith Brothers’ SHEQ manager, Darrell Johnson, attended an industry webinar last month, hosted by the Association for Project Safety. As part of the hour-long session, one of the subjects covered was how to avoid damaging third party assets – such as cables, pipes and mains – when on site.
Alongside our regular stream of headline-grabbing EPC and ICP projects – which help to generate power for our homes and businesses – our ‘services and infrastructure’ division is often the unsung hero of Smith Brothers Contracting.