Data saves lives, Webinar

28 April, 2017 | 13:00 - 14:00

Learn how to help combat workplace stress and anxiety.
Learn how to help combat workplace stress and anxiety.

About this event

Emerging data suggests that stress, anxiety and depression, in some cases leading to suicide, is one of the major health challenges that construction professionals need to address.

It is reckoned that for every site death around one hundred construction workers die each year as a result of work-related conditions, including cancers and respiratory disorders, and many more suffer chronic ill health and early termination of employment.

This webinar, in support of the ILO World Day for Safety & Health at Work, will explore the current and historic data that suggests stress management should be taken seriously — for moral, legal and commercial reasons — and how strategies both at an organisational and project level can reverse the trend of worsening health outcomes, both among operatives and professionals, ultimately saving lives.

This event has been developed by the ICE NI Health and Safety Group and ICE Health and Safety Expert Panel.


Peter Crosland BEng (Hons), CEng, C.WEM, MICE, MCIWEM

Peter Crosland

National Civil Engineering Director, Civil Engineering Contractors Association.

Peter is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Water & Environmental Manager with over 35 years' experience of working on a range of infrastructure projects both in the UK and internationally.

He has been involved in the design of many multi-disciplinary projects including education, infrastructure, buildings (commercial and housing), water treatment and water supply and the investigation and remediation of brownfield sites.

Following a lifetime of working with major engineering design consultancies, Peter is now the National Civil Engineering Director for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and is responsible for the Health & Safety, Environmental and Water groups. He also looks after technical, contractual and commercial issues.

Peter is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Health & Safety Expert Panel and also the Health in Construction Leadership Group. Both groups include likeminded professionals who are trying to make a difference to the health and the safety of those working in the industry.

Peter is also a guest lecturer at Loughborough and Leeds Universities on H&S topics.

Tony Putsman BSc ( Hons), MICE, CEng

Tony Putsman

Director, Xenophon Project Services Limited & Construction Team Technologies Ltd.

A qualified civil engineer and experienced Project Manager, Tony developed a keen interest in the 'people' aspect of construction whilst working for major contractors including Taylor Woodrow, Kier International & Jarvis Construction. Since graduating in 1974, he has worked across all the major sectors of the construction industry, moving from a hands-on, project delivery role into becoming a management development specialist. He set up his own risk management consultancy (XPS) in 2002 and has worked with clients in all sectors of the Industry as well as leading professional institutions including the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

He is currently vice chair of the Construction Industry Council Health & Safety Committee and sits on the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) which is chaired by the HSE.

Tony is co-author of 'Practical guide to using the CDM Regulations 2015: Teamwork not Paperwork' (ICE Publishing) which was published in April 2015.