Working Well Together - What's it all about?

Working Well Together - What's it all about?

19th September 2014

Working Well Together (WWT) is an initiative dreamed up by the construction industry to promote an improvement in health and safety within the industry, with a particular emphasis on small and micro businesses.  Since its inauguration in 1998, WWT has rapidly become the most successful health and safety initiative within the construction industry, raising awareness of health and safety issues on a regular basis.  For those who work within the construction industry, particularly those whose jobs involve access equipment and work at height, following WWT's website is a great idea.

The main purpose of WWT is to:

  • Provide help and practical advice to the construction industry on how to provide and maintain healthy and safe working environments.
  • Improve and increase health and safety knowledge and good practice within the construction industry and improve health, safety and welfare performance within the industry on an ongoing basis.
  • Promote health and safety training and education within the construction industry.
  • Promote co-operation between members with a particular focus on sharing knowledge of health and safety issues.
  • Provide low cost or free information, training and advice to employers and employees in the construction industry.
  • Organize events that are particularly appropriate for small businesses (those with 15 or fewer employees) and micro businesses (those with 5 or fewer employees and sole traders).
  • Organise events that are geared to specific audiences, topics or scenarios, for example asbestos, scaffolding, college road shows, Designer Awareness Days (DADs) and mock trials.

The last two purposes listed are particularly pertinent to our blog today as the Working at Height Safety Event is coming up soon.  It's on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at the Everyday Champions Centre in Newark, Nottinghamshire. 

Demonstrations and presentations will include:

  • Safe working practices with Fragile Materials
  • Ladder Demonstration
  • Aluminium Tower Demonstration
  • Mobile Access Platform Demonstration
  • The Consequences of a Fall
  • TG20 Scaffolding Update

Anybody wanting to attend a half day seminar should book early - you can complete an online booking process on the Working Well Together website.  The WWT excels at living up to its aim of regular event organization.  A quick look at the Events tab on the website delivers a long list of events that are relevant to the construction industry as a whole and a wide variety of events tailored to specific issues or needs.  

If you've never attended an industry event before, now's a good time to start.  If you're not sure if it's for you, just take a look at some of the benefits that you'll get in a blog post we wrote that outlines just why you should attend.

The WWT also supplies construction industry news, the most recent of which is dealing with the 2014 Ladder Exchange Scheme which we covered in a recent blog post.  Visitors to the website can also take the opportunity to get involved, whether you're a business owner, a construction worker or self-employed within the industry.  WWT advocates sharing good practice with the intention of improving health and safety in the industry on an ongoing basis to make for a safer Britain in future.