Stop. Make a Change Targets Top Risks in 2019

For 2019, Stop. Make a Change is aligning itself with the Infrastructure Client Group’s Top Risks Project.

Aimed at addressing seven of the biggest health, safety and well being risks in the sector, the Top Risks projects will seek ways to tackle risks associated with people and mobile plant; mental health; striking buried services; lifting operations; heavy goods vehicle operations; hand-arm vibration related disease and public safety.

CECA is hoping that this year’s event will be used to cover one or more of these risks with workplace teams, and to discuss what we can do collectively as an industry to mitigate these risks.

We ask that as part of your events, you will take suggestions from those taking part in the event as to their ideas as to how these risks can be managed. Responses will then be fed to the working groups that are covering each of the issues, to support them as they prepare action plans for each risk, to be published in 2020.

Since it’s successful launch in 2017, Stop. Make a Change – which is co-coordinated by CECA National Chief Executive, Alasdair Reisner, has grown with around 100,000 workers for 100 different employers taking part in the initiative last year.

Stop. Make a Change enables sites, offices and production facilities to stop work for focused discussions on health, safety and wellbeing. Customers, contractors and suppliers are encouraged to make specific commitments to drive improved performance in these priority areas and share best practice.

Following feedback from these companies, CECA has expanded Stop. Make a Change in 2018 to cover the whole construction sector rather than solely infrastructure. This is intended to increase the impact and share the best practice that has been developed more widely.

In 2019 Stop. Make a Change is taking place from 9 to 13 September.

Full details and joining instructions can be found at

Thank you to everyone who has already sent back their commitments forms to CECA National. If you have not yet had a chance to send across, please can you do so before 9 September to . He will also respond to any queries or suggestions about plans for this year.

You can also access resources below:


Stop Make a Change – Commitments Form – 2019

Stop Make a Change – Event Briefing – 2019

Stop Make A Change YouTube Video


HSE Guide to Toolbox Talks

Stop Make A Change Poster 1

Stop Make A Change Poster 2

Stop Make A Change Logo

RESOURCES – Mental Health

Mates in Mind

Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Toolkit Resource Sheet

Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Mental Health & Wellbeing Video

Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Mental Health Trainer Script


Network Rail Living with Mental Health

RESOURCES – Plant Safety

HSE Plant Guidance

Network Rail On-track Plant Safety

Plant Defect Sheet