Craig Paton is a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager and a Graduate member of IOSH. Craig has worked for companies including Balfour Beatty and BAM Nuttall. Starting his career on site as a labourer, Craig was close to a fatal accident on site. This made him re-evaluate his career to try and prevent such things happening. Craig worked his way to H&S Advisor and gained a reputation as one of the up and coming top safety professionals. After many years as a H&S Manager he realised that mental health and the growing suicide rate in Construction was where his next challenge was. Craig obtained his qualifications for training mental health first aid and awareness. He also conducts suicide awareness and prevention classes. Craig was named in the top 10 HSE influencers in Europe by his peers and also runs a successful podcast to talk about construction and mental health.
I have worked in construction for over 20 years at every level, from the chain boy to the SHEQ Manager. I know the industry is broken and I want to help to fix it. I run a podcast in my spare time and I volunteer for 3 charities as well as running my own company. I'm here to make a difference and break the stigma.