Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to the DGP team at Anstee House, for winning the ISG Trade Contractor of the Month, for May.

DGP Site Logistics Manager, Alex Bonet Rezende said: “I am delighted to receive this award, which recognises both the dedication and contribution our team makes on a daily basis.”

Mental Health Awareness – Our thanks go to Peter Scutts, a member of the DGP team for being so open, volunteering his time and talking about mental health to the Mace, One Thames City site, in Vauxhall, last Friday. He gave a frank and personal insight into his nine-year struggle with his Stepson’s mental health. The talk included his experience navigating the Mental Health system, the signs to look out for and the devastating aftermath of suicide.

Mace Construction Lead & Associate Director, Richard ( Dicky) Swallow, said, the talk was: “very, very moving and powerful, thank you.”

Mace Senior Health and Safety Manager, Sam Miller CMIOSH MCIOB said, “A raw and thought-provoking session on the challenges of mental health in young people and its effect on family, friends and loved ones.”

Peter reminded everyone that we can all make a difference to someone’s life and if we’re going to get on top of mental health, then we all need to play our part.

We can all choose to make a difference by making lives more liveable for those who struggle to cope.

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are here for you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free.

Mental Health Awareness –In 2018, there were 6,507 suicides in the UK, of which 4,903 were men*.

In the UK, men remain three times more likely to take their own lives than women. There has been a significant increase in suicide in the UK, the first time since 2013 – this appears to be driven by an increase in the male suicide rate.

The construction industry is far more vulnerable, with rates 3 times the national average. It is important that the construction industry continues to build a supportive working culture where people feel comfortable to talk about situations they are dealing with.

Suicide is not inevitable; it is preventable. We can all choose to make a difference by making lives more liveable for those who struggle to cope.

*Source: Samaritans latest Suicide Statistics Report – Key facts from 2018 for the UK, published December 2019.

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are here for you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free.

Mental Health Awareness Week – Connecting with nature is known to be an effective way of tackling mental health.

Nature can create serenity and be a welcome break from the stresses and strains of our daily lives. A walk in the park; listening to the birds; a stroll along the river; these are all free and can help change the way we feel. If you have an old bicycle tucked away in the shed, dust it down, go for a ride and seek out new trails which connect you with nature.

Investing in your own wellbeing may well be the most important investment of your life.

Mental Health Awareness Week – Regular daily physical exercise can improve your overall mood. Start with 30 minutes a day for three days a week and slowly build up to 5 days a week.

Exercise releases cortisol that helps us manage our stress. Benefits can include, improving self-esteem, managing stress and anxiety.

Step tracker apps are useful to monitor daily physical exercise and your progress. A good target would be 10,000 steps a day, although this may take time to build up to this. Go for regular walks; instead of a car, use a bicycle where practical. Go for a walk on your lunch break, even join a gym!

Investing in your own wellbeing may well be the most important investment of your life.

Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to DGP Welfare Cleaner, Ioana Alina Serban, for being recognised and voted as monthly champion for April, by the Mace team and their sub-contractors at Project Cloud in Belvedere.

Philippe Macefield, Project Manager at Mace-Interiors said, “Ioana is focused and diligent in the works she completes at site and the standards she maintains far exceeds what would be the normal on a construction site. She interacts with all team members and has really focused on improving her own English language skills. Ioana is a credit to our site team and has a significantly positive impact on everyone’s well-being and safety.”

Ioana is seen here receiving her Amazon voucher from Philippe.

Congratulations Ioana. Well deserved.

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Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to DGP Welfare Operator, Marlon Dos Santos, for winning the ISG Operative of the Month, for April, at Anstee House.

Marlon (right) is seen here being presented with his award by ISG Construction Manager, Marcin Zajaczkowski.

Congratulations, Marlon!

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International Workers’ Memorial Day – Remembering all those across the world killed at or around their place of work.

Today, a number of DGP meetings commenced with a one-minute silence and our teams around the country joined in the stand down.
DGP is committed to safe practices and to ensure health and safety is a right for everyone who works.

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Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to both Vivian Launchbury and Regane de Souza, DGP Welfare Operators, for winning the Mace Health and Safety Awards for March, at One Thames City.

The awards were given for maintaining high housekeeping standards, both on site and in the office welfare. Vivian’s award was presented by Mace Construction Manager, Benjamin Reed and Regane’s by Mace Construction Lead & Associate Director, Richard ( Dicky) Swallow.

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Our Services: Welfare & Cleaning – Nationwide. All our works meet current Covid-19 requirements.

Looking after people’s welfare on-site is of paramount importance. Safety and comfort helps motivation and productivity as well as projecting the right image to visitors and to the public.

We supply, install and maintain staff accommodation blocks, canteens, washrooms, changing and drying areas and communal areas. This includes regular cleaning, builders clean and deep cleaning. We also monitor and supply all consumables.

Covid-19 cleaning and sanitising – We are specialists in decontamination cleaning and the disinfection of premises. Our specialist team will carry out a deep clean to the high standards set out by Public Health England.

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