Connect Trade Union call upon all our members in the Construction, Mechanical and Electrical Contracting Sectors to make “safety the priority”. That is, your safety, the safety of your families and the safety of your fellow Union colleagues. If we are to ensure safety on construction sites we must also step up to the plate and play our part. While we continue to work with other Construction Unions and the Employer Representatives to ensure safety at work, we also need every Connect Trade Union member to highlight concerns and to tackle sites which do not support a safe workplace for our members. You should elect Safety Reps, Covid Safety Officers and Shop-stewards to give a voice to Connect members on site. In cases where Contractors refuse to listen, you now have an online reporting form to highlight these issue to the Union, so that we can address the matter before it’s too late. So please encourage your colleagues to contact the Union immediately and don’t put yourself at risk. Remind your colleagues that Union sites are safer sites and make sure they too are in the Union. Always remember, Only Work if it safe to do so.