Mental health problems in the work place are a big issue, especially within the construction industry, and in particular for electricians. Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) figures show that in 2018 alone, more than 400 people in the electrical sector attempted to commit suicide.
In this article we speak to Martin Robertson, Health and Safety Manager at M-Pact Group about the problem.
It is one of the great hidden secrets of the construction sector, an issue that many people in what is still a male-dominated industry are reluctant to acknowledge, let alone talk about and act upon. But mental health problems are not unusual across the wider spectrum of society and it is only to be expected that these issues will be present in what is an increasingly complex, and therefore stressful, working environment.