Veriforce CHAS launches mental health evaluation tool

Veriforce CHAS has launched a mental health and well-being evaluation tool for the construction industry.

Recent studies point to an alarming rate of mental health issues within the UK construction industry. A survey of 1,400 on-site construction workers conducted by Causeway Technologies found 56% experiencing mental health problems and 12% experiencing suicidal thoughts. A separate Chartered Institute of Building survey found that 44% of construction professionals work for organisations that have no policy for mental health and well-being in the workplace.

Commenting on the launch of the assessment, Ian McKinnon, managing director of Veriforce CHAS said: "At Veriforce CHAS, we have a long history of setting compliance benchmarks and raising health and safety standards and the launch of the Veriforce CHAS Mental Health and Well-being Question Set is an important milestone in this journey.”

“We hope that this heralds a new era where mental health and well-being are prioritised alongside traditional safety measures and mental health and well-being assessment becomes a standard element of the prequalification process.”

Image courtesy: CHAS

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