15th September 2018

FKG Group teams across a range of sites proudly raised the ‘Mates in Construction’ flag on September 14 in honour of this year’s “Fly the Flag Day 2018” for MATES in Construction.

The event helped raise awareness of the charity, which aims to reduce the high level of suicide among workers in the Australian building and construction industry. The concept is based on the idea that “suicide is everyone’s business” and that everyone in the industry must play their part in improving mental health and wellbeing and reducing suicide.

A number of FKG Group sites participated in the September event, including teams at the Baringa State Primary School, Gayndah Hospital, Sinnamon Village Aged Care Facility and the Warrego Highway Project.

Simon Snow, FKG Group’s Safety Manager – Construction, said the event highlighted the FKG Group’s commitment to protecting the mental health and wellbeing of its team members.

“Events like Fly the Flag Day are an important part of raising awareness among all our team members of the importance of improving mental health and wellbeing. We’re delighted to play our part in addressing this issue for the benefit of all,” Mr Snow said.

FKG Group’s Learning and Development Manager, Matt Ahlberg added: “People are at the centre of our values at FKG Group, as highlighted by our comprehensive health and wellbeing program for employees, ‘Wellness Matters’.

“FKG Group aims to lead from the front in this area, as shown by our support for events such as Fly the Flag Day along with the ‘It’s a Bloke Thing Foundation’, ‘ManUp! For Prostate Cancer’ and ‘Safer Together’. By working together on such issues, we can help raise awareness and standards across the whole industry.”

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