Brilliant to receive such a positive mention from James Frew Ltd in this autumn’s edition of PlumbHeat.
James Frew Ltd offer integrated building services, including plumbing, heating, mechanical services and gas maintenance which were used by Thomas Johnstone Ltd during the transformation from the old RAC Club into Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, located in Glasgow’s city centre.
Thomas Johnstone Ltd were delighted to have worked with James Frew Ltd and from this initial project a prosperous and long lasting relationship has formed.
“Having the ability to help reduce the numbers of those struggling was the incentive for me to undertake the Mental Health First Aid Training” – Sophie Coyle, Level 3 Accredited Mental Health First Aider.
After completing the Nuco approved three day training course Sophie was able to share her knowledge and learning experience with her colleagues and advise TJL’s Senior Management of the appropriate next steps. Over the last few months discussions took place to develop Thomas Johnstone Ltd’s Mental Health Policy and Action Plan and how they should be rolled out across the business.
Sophie’s insight and understanding of this sensitive subject has ensured Thomas Johnstone Ltd is now in a strong position to support and advise on how to tackle poor mental health in the workplace.
“We are working on all appropriate measures to ensure we are as equipped as possible” – Scott Keenan, Level 3 Accredited Mental Health First Aider.
Scott’s knowledge and insight after completing the Mental Health First Aid Training has been invaluable to Thomas Johnstone Ltd as we begin to implement the initial stages of our Mental Health Strategy. Last week’s staff seminars saw introductions on the topic of poor mental health in the workplace and from here, on-site toolbox talks will ensure all TJL employees and operatives are aware and informed about this crucial subject.
Having individuals like Scott supporting and championing change for Thomas Johnstone Ltd sets a strong example to all.
“It all begins with a shift in culture” - Graham Kelly, HR Director
As World Mental Health Day 2019 commences we are taking this opportunity to hear from a few members of our team who are driving forward the cultural shift and measures being proposed for tackling poor mental health in the workplace.
As our HR Director and Mental Health First Aid Co-Ordinator Graham’s expertise and status within Thomas Johnstone Ltd will bring positive change for our workforce as he is highly regarded by all from, Apprentices to Senior Management. As an active member on the Board of Directors of the Scottish Building Federation Graham also has the presence to promote progressive change within the construction industry as a whole.
Graham is spearheading this topic with the backing of all at Thomas Johnstone Ltd and he is both passionate and committed to making a true cultural change.
Another informative afternoon with Michael Hillman, Manufacturing Manager providing some industry insight to a group of motivated youths from Tigers Ltd. These young adults came to our Head Office at Inchinnan with the aim of widening their knowledge of our Manufacturing Division and the type of apprenticeships we offer at our 30,000 sq.ft factory. As seen in the video below Michael walked the boys through the factory explaining the manufacturing process and how a product materialises from the initial drawing.
Here at TJL we are dedicated to continuously improving and empowering our people and by hosting afternoons like this we can aid the younger generation who are beginning to embark on a career in the construction industry. Many thanks to Tigers Ltd.