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Industry Awareness

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Working Well Together (WWT) was set up in 1998 by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) which recognised the construction industry itself needed to do more to improve its health and safety performance – particularly among the smaller construction businesses.   

WWT was set up as a joint industry/HSE initiative to help do this and this is reflected in our motto - ‘help from the industry for the industry’.

WWT provides relevant health and safety messages and information to the workforce directly through a number of ways such as the WWT White Van Tours/Roadshows that visit building sites within a given area, allowing the workers to receive these messages and information without having leaving their site. Other means include our literature such as;

·       The ‘High 5’ leaflet outlining the five main causes of problems on sites and the WWT pocket book.

·       The WWT Pocket Book ‘The absolutely essential health and safety toolkit for the smaller construction contractor.

·       The ‘busy Builder Series of leaflets (see the downloads section).

However, the most far-reaching approach has been our construction Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs). Since our first SHAD event on general site safety in 2002, we have gone on to develop SHADs for more specific topics and audiences. Our SHADs continue to have great impact with our follow up evaluations showing that attendees to WWT events are actually implementing changes on returning to their work practices and workplaces as a result of the information/messages from these events and these changes have in a number of cases, led to noticeable improvement in health and safety in these businesses. 

Following the restructuring of CONIAC, WWT became part of the CONIAC Supporting Small Employers Working Group.  


Since we were set up, more than 50,000 people have attended our events. Our groups usually groups typically hold more than 60 events, attended by more than 4,000 people each year across England Scotland and Wales - there is likely to be a WWT event each week somewhere across the country.

WWT has developed into the most successful, health and safety initiative within the construction industry. We have helped make construction workers more aware of health and safety and safe working practices. As a result, welfare on site and relations between industry and HSE has definitely improved.


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