Innovation Name: Project 5: A Weekend for Every Worker
Awards: 3rd Most Innovative Property, Construction & Transport Company
Project 5 aims to address the high incidence of mental health issues and high rates of suicide in the construction industry. Current statistics show that construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than from a workplace accident and male construction workers are 53% more likely to die by suicide than other young Australian men. Project 5 is the implementation of a 5-day working week (in lieu of the standard 6 or 7 days per week) in the commercial Tier 1 construction industry.
This is a major and unprecedented industry shift in culture and working patterns to address key social and health issues caused by the ever increasing project demands. Roberts Co are the first construction company in this space to take this approach with the intended outcome being improved health and wellbeing of our workers and their families whilst maintaining cost and time commitments with clients.