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MCT Equipment, Rigsafe, Built raise awareness for mental health

MATES in Construction has stickered a Magni Rotational Telehandler to raise mental health awareness.

MCT Equipment, Rigsafe, and Built are liaising with mental health group MATES in Construction to raise awareness for mental health in the construction industry.

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At the METRONET Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal project, a freshly branded MATES in Construction Magni RTH (Rotating Telehandler) 8.27 machine stands tall, boldly promoting the MATES initiative.

This initiative, powered by industry leaders MCT Equipment, Rigsafe, and Built, is symbolic in promoting mental health awareness in Western Australia among construction workers.

MATES in Construction WA is dedicated to suicide prevention through community development programs on sites and by providing support to workers in need through case management and a 24/7 helpline. In Australia, we lose a construction worker every second day to suicide.

MCT Equipment is supporting MATES in Construction WA, recognising its critical role in the industry. Rigsafe proudly supports MATES, as ‘The Rigsafe Way’ approach and their company values align perfectly with MATES philosophies. Built equally stands with MATES, supporting the group’s vital work in mental health and suicide prevention across the construction industry.

The unification between MATES, MCT, Rigsafe and Built is testimony to the growing awareness of mental health in the construction industry. In a joint statement, the three companies said they were “proud” to support MATES, and were committed to making a “meaningful impact” in the Western Australian construction industry.

News of this liaison follows MATES’ announcement last month of its Big Lap, where it will be aiming to complete nine ‘laps’ of Australia. In 2023, the initiative raised $120,000 through 1490 donations for mental health awareness in construction, mining, energy, and manufacturing.

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