Flannery have come up with a new initiative to tackle feeling isolated when working in construction.
As most in the industry know, working on sites across the UK can sometimes mean travelling far from home for prolonged periods of time. This can be quite isolating at times, being away from your family and friends without the space to socialise.
Flannery decided that operators needed a space where they were able to relax either indoors or outdoors after a long day on site – and have the option to socialise with others or take some time out for themselves should they desire. With this in mind, we’ve provided operators working near the HS2 site in Birmingham with our first ‘Flannery Hotel’ – located close to the works sites of HS2 limiting the time spent commuting and helping with fatigue management for our operators after finishing long working days on site.
When we talk about community in the industry, we mean people working together on sites the whole time. This hotel facility provides space for operators to get together as a team at the end of each day and share a meal together, but also gives them the option to take time out for themselves. This is an element that we believe encourages a healthier way of living, as it gives our operators the space to mentally relax how ever they prefer rather than having to commute a long way home.
Peter Haddock of Content With Media recently visited the premises and took some time out to talk to some of our operators who have been staying on site.
Chloe, one of our ADT Operators on the HS2 site, commented:
“Everything’s really nice. You can go and speak to anyone, everyone’s so helpful. The food’s great, or you can make your own food if that’s what you prefer because the facilities are great. There’s plenty of parking too, it’s a home away from home.”
Matthew, one of the 15T drivers, said:
“It’s a nice place for me to be, I think, because this sense of community is really helpful. A lot of the time you might just want to spend some time on your own, and you’ve got your room for that, but 90% of the time everyone’s out and about just talking to each other and getting to know each other more. It’s a really, very nice place to be.”
To summarise, this is not just any hotel, this is the Flannery Operator Hotel.
To learn more, watch the below video: