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Hard Hat Awareness Week 20% of Recorded Injuries are to the Head – Please Use Yours and Wear a Hard Hat

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20% of Recorded Injuries are to the Head - Please Use Yours and Wear a Hard Hat

Hard Hat Awareness Week runs from 21-27 September 2020 and will be led by Headway UK, the week will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment.

Construction sites without the correct protection can potentially be very dangerous places, especially when it comes to head injuries. Brain injury is more common than you think, and its impact can be life-changing for both the individual hurt but also their wider family. Ensuring your head protection is worn and cared for correctly is key to remaining safe.

Headway Leicester have partnered with Phoenix Brickwork to drive awareness of brain injury within the construction industry. Together we have developed a new toolbox talk for the firm to use which will be distributed to all their sites.

The talk highlights how important it is to wear a hard hat and how they are one of the most resilient types of personal protective equipment. Hard hats are proven means of saving lives on construction sites.

“As a Corporate Sponsor of Brain Injury Charity, Headway Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Phoenix Brickwork is eager to assist Headway and increase donations, so they can continue to provide vital help to brain injury survivors and their families” says Emma McEwan, Phoenix Brickwork Company Secretary.

Text HARDHAT to 70085 to donate £5
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HARDHATNOINFO to 70085.

If you work within the construction industry and would like to support us in raising the awareness of brain injury please contact Ruth on

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