The mission of the Hard Hat Foundation is to provide a construction safety helmet to every needing worker on the planet.
A Perth-based company will distribute more than 1000 sets of Personal Protective Gear (PPE) throughout Bali and other developing countries in 2016 and 2017 as part of a goal to provide construction safety gear to every worker on the planet.
The project is spearheaded by the newly established Hard Hat Foundation, a social initiative of Training Course Experts (TCE) managing director Jonathon Huston. Mr Huston said that when visiting cities and places in less privileged corners of the planet he saw continuous examples of dangerous and unsafe building practices from poorly paid workers with little or no protection equipment.
In just three months since establishment the Hard Hat Foundation has sourced the PPE and begun distribution to Balinese builders and their workers. In early May Mr Huston visited Bali to meet with local builders and donate the first 50 helmets.
“The next step for us is to develop a working relationship with one or two major construction companies that have significant working populations in Bali or Cambodia,” Mr Huston said.
“At present this our greatest need.”
The long-term aim of the Hard Hat Foundation was to establish training development facilities in developing countries to augment the provision of the PPE. Mr Huston said that individuals and businesses could help the Foundation by connecting it with mining and construction companies, or by reporting unsafe sites where it can deploy the program. Hard Hat also accepts donations via its Facebook page.
“In due course we hope to provide work boots, safety glasses and gloves – yet we need supply partners for these products.”
“We embrace the principles of Educate, Encourage and Enforce – remembering that work and site safety was inadequate in Western Countries – just a decade or so ago,” Mr Huston said.
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