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.
The initial 60MW of Arlington Energy’s colossal 1GW UK portfolio of energy storage and gas peaker projects is now live, with Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd having energised both Greenfields and Chesterfield Road locations.
With suicide rates among construction workers at 3.7 times the national average*, a Yorkshire electrical engineering firm has made a commitment to protecting the mental wellbeing of its employees.
Smith Brothers has been added to the Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) list of ‘accelerated loss of mains change programme’ (ALoMCP) contractors.
Smith Brothers’ managing director Dave Ogden had plenty of reason to celebrate last weekend, after finding out he’d been named by Yorkshire Business Insider as one of the region’s ‘42 under 42’.
High-voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has added 95 years of electrical engineering knowledge to its portfolio as three new faces join the Yorkshire-headquartered firm – alongside a pair of newly-qualified former apprentices and 11 further roles.