Supporting the mental health of young<br>people

1 in 7 10-19 year olds experience mental health issues. It can be a difficult time growing up and learning how to deal with your emotions.If you have young people in your family it can be difficult to say the right thing!However with exam results and back to school happening soon, it can be a […]

Leading a Healthier Lifestyle

62% of the population is overweight and there are close links to obesity and mental health issues.Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about weight loss. Your food fuels your body and can control your mood.We want everyone to feel their best so they can perform well at work and feel good in themselves. Tips for […]

Don’t do drugs! They’re bad for you.

Are you aware of the effect drugs have on your mental health? It is all too easy to fall into a cycle of using drink and drugs. Whilst it may not feel like a problem now, there are strong links to drug usage and suicide. Even if you’re using drugs lightly or recreationally they will […]

Managing your gambling

People with a gambling addiction are twice as likely to die from suicide.At least 500 people – mostly young men – kill themselves each year due to a gambling addiction.Becoming a problem gambler can happen quickly, you may not realise you have a problem until its too late.Think about how many times you have truly […]

Living with COVID

Overview COVID restrictions have been removed from legislation, including the legal requirement to isolate if you contract COVID19.This TBT gives you an overview of what has changed and what this means for you at work. You no longer need to isolate if you have COVID You no longer need to stay at home if you […]

GKR Shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year

GKR has been shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year at the 2022 Construction News Awards. The Construction News Awards are the principal awards for the construction industry and GKR are delighted to be recognised amongst many of our own clients. This year GKR is the only scaffolding contractor to have been shortlisted throughout the […]

We’re now Carbon Neutral, with a Net Zero Carbon roadmap

GKR Scaffolding has become the first scaffolding specialist to become Carbon Neutral after introducing a number of sustainability measures including moving their entire fleet to HVO fuel. The business has been working with Engie to fully audit their carbon footprint and put in place a robust roadmap to become Net Zero Carbon by December 2023. […]

Construction News Awards 2020 win

GKR has won the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Excellence award at this year’s Construction News Awards. The award entry this year focussed on GKR’s cultural drive to improve psychological safety with the “Speak Up’ campaign. High performing teams record making more mistakes, including in safety, as they can openly learn from them. High levels of […]

Engineering Lead Returns to GKR to Advance Design Capabilities

Lachezar Slavchev is returning to GKR Scaffolding to help grow the in-house Design Engineering team. He will lead the engineering strategy as Consultant Engineer, supporting Managing Director, Neil Rowswell, and the operations team in a period of transformation. GKR Scaffolding has realigned its overall business strategy in response to the industry Roadmap for Recovery from […]

Your mental wellbeing during lockdown

As the lockdown continues, so does the pressure on our own and our family’s mental health. Regardless of whether you are furloughed, working from home or go out to work, the extraordinary circumstances we are now living with can create anxiety, sleepless nights and can leave you feeling low. Remember to check in on each other. […]